Corina Villacorta is an accomplished international development and advocacy executive, with more than 30 years of experience in NGO leadership.
Currently she works at Plan International as Regional Director for the Office of the Americas. Corina is a spokesperson, guest lecturer and presenter at UN meetings, international conferences, and academic fora.
Previously, Corina was the Executive Advisor Child Rights at World Vision in the Global Advocacy & Justice for Children team based out of New York. Her professional career includes the role of Regional Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean managing operations of World Vision programs in 14 countries and partnering with 4,000 communities. In that capacity she led the first regional strategy with a clear focus on the empowerment of children, adolescents and youth.
She held the Secretariat for the Global Movement for Children, Latin America Chapter, steering the efforts of organizations such as UNICEF, Save the Children, Plan International, REDLAMYC, SOS Children’s Villages, YMCA and World Vision. Later she became the Board Chair of the Global Movement for Children steering global efforts to advocate for children rights globally.
Corina holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and a license in social work from the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. She also holds a master’s degree in urban planning and international development, from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is fluent in English, Spanish and proficient in French and Portuguese.