Climate Change Specialist, PPCR

Lorie Rufo is a Climate Change Specialist for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). She works with the Senior Program Coordinator of the PPCR in the overall management and coordination of the program and contributing to its knowledge management agenda.

Before she joined the CIF, Lorie worked as Senior Climate Change Officer at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) providing support to operations departments mainstream climate change in ADB operations and scale-up investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation. She has co-authored a number of ADB publications on climate change adaptation providing insights and lessons on how to integrate adaptation and climate risk management in planning and investments. Lorie was engaged by ADB also as a long-term consultant from 2003-2010 to administer the implementation of ADB’s Poverty and Environment Program which promotes institutional learning within ADB on how to address poverty through environmental management. She has over 15 years of experience in project development and management, and research. She has served as Project Manager of the World Bank-funded Local Government Finance and Development Project for the Philippines aiming to improve the capacity of the local government units to build creditworthiness and access financing sources for local development projects. She has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines.