Human Settlements Officer
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, UN-Habitat
Mr. Laxman Perera serves as a Human Settlements Officer at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). Mr. Perera is responsible for UN-Habitat programmes in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, Pakistan and Vietnam. He is also the focal point for housing and slum upgrading, urban basic services, private sector partnership, human rights and safer cities programme at the regional office. He has served as the UN-Habitat Habitat Programme Manager in Sri Lanka over 5 years and as the Deputy Country Manager of UN-Habitat in Myanmar. Prior to his engagement with United Nations, he has served more than 20 years in the Sri Lankan government as a senior official of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and worked in the fields of urban development, housing, urban basic services, post disaster and post conflict reconstruction and community development. Mr. Perera is a Sri Lankan national and has a Master of Arts in International Relations.