Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay

Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director of University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI), Philippines

Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay is an Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines. He is currently the Director of the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (UP NOAH), a research center established to conduct research, development and extension services on natural hazards, disaster risk reduction and climate change actions.

He is also the Executive Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute, an institution established to improve the capability of the UP System as an agent of change to formulate and implement advanced academic programs on disaster resilience in the Philippines and the Pacific Rim region.

He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of the Philippines and holds a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2001.