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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Lorena Sander

Lorena Sander

Legal Innovation Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Lorena Sander is passionate about creating shared value between the private and public sectors in pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, focusing on innovation and development finance.

As a lawyer specialized in international public procurement, she has worked for NGOs, local governments, firms and International Organizations in Mexico, New York, Istanbul, Rome and Washington DC. She has drafted bills, policies and regulatory frameworks that modernized and improved procurement systems, strengthened the fight against corruption, and created enabling environments for growth and investment. She is one of the co-authors of the Model Policy Framework on Vendor Sanctions for the UN system, and set up sanctions boards at FAO and UNDP, where she was the first Secretary of the Vendor Review Committee. An avid problem solver, Lorena has re-negotiated multi-million dollar contracts and has found ways for UNDP to work with non-traditional donors, including the European Investment Bank and the World Bank in projects spanning from Tajikistan to Mexico.

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