Ms. Renia C. Corocoto is currently the Assistant Director -General of the Special Concerns Office – National Security Council Secretariat. She also served as Director of the Strategic Studies Branch – Policy and Strategic Studies Office of NSCS. Before joining the NSC, Renia was the Chief of Research and Development Management Division of the National Research Council of the Philippines. She was also the Director for Peace Research Center/DDR Study Center of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, and Director for Research and Policy Development of the Presidential Commission on Visiting Forces Agreement. She finished her MA in Political Science and MA in International and Area Studies at the University of California, Berkeley as a Rotary International Peace Fellow. Moreover, she has an MA in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines Diliman where she took her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She likewise earned an Executive Leadership Course at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. She wrote, published and lectured on post-conflict reconstruction, ASEAN conflict management framework, and on Mindanao peace process. She visited a number of countries as a resource person or participant in international peace-building fora. She was also an ambassadorial fellow of the Institute for Economics and Peace. Renia and her team in NSC played a significant role in the formulation and adoption of the National Plan to End Local Communist Armed Conflict and National Action Plan to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism.
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