Prof. Lenore Dela Cruz

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Prof. Dela Cruz

Office of Extension Coordination, UP Diliman


Lenore Polotan-dela Cruz is Director of the Office of Extension Coordination under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Community Development, College of Social Work and Community Development where she teaches courses on disaster risk reduction and management, community leadership and organization development, community-based resources management, and participatory project development, monitoring and evaluation, among others.She also serves as adviser, trainer and consultant on development and humanitarian programs to various local and international agencies, community-based organizations and NGOs. Prior to joining UP, her involvement in social development was as activist with the Philippine peasant movement in the 80s, program staff of local NGOs, and country director of Oxfam GB in the Philippines. She has published work on disaster risk reduction and management, organization development and coastal resources management.