SPEAKERS

Mr. Alex Mejia

Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for People and Social Inclusion, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Alex Mejia is the Director for the Division for People and Social Inclusion …
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Hon. Teodoro Locsin

Hon. Teodoro Locsin, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippines Hon. Teodoro Locsin is a Filipino politician, diplomat, lawyer, and former journalist serving as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs since …
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Dr. Edna Estifania A. Co

Dr. Edna Estifania A. Co, Professor of Public Administration and and Director of UP-CIFAL Philippines, Philippines. Dr. Edna Estifania A. Co is full professor of Public Administration at the University …
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Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Australia. Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed is an Associate Professor and previous Program Convenor of the Master …
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Dr. Ya Ping Wang

Dr. Ya Ping Wang, Chair in Global City Futures, University of Glasgow, Scotland Professor Ya Ping Wang is Chair in Global City Futures at the School of Social and Political …
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Dr. Shilpi Roy

Dr. Shilpi Roy, Associate Professor, Khulna University, Bangladesh Dr. Shilpi Roy is In-Country Lead of the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) in Bangladesh. She is …
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Dr. Mario R. Delos Reyes

Dr. Mario R. Delos Reyes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies (CeNS), Philippines Professor Mario R. Delos Reyes is the International Co-Investigator and In-Country Lead Investigator for …
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Atty. Mark Anthony M. Gamboa

Atty. Mark Anthony M. Gamboa, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies (CeNS), Philippines Atty. Mark Anthony M. Gamboa is an assistant professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of …
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Prof. Margaret Alston

Prof. Margaret Alston, Professor, School of Humanities and Social Science, The University of Newcastle, Australia Prof. Margaret Alston is a Professor of Social Work at the School of Humanities and …
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Mr. Nacanieli B. Speigth

Mr. Nacanieli B. Speigth, Project Manager, Pacific Response to Disaster Displacement (PRDD) Project, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) Naca is a Project Manager in the Programmes team, focusing on climate …
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Atty. Gemma Parojinog

Atty. Gemma Parojinog, Director for Human Rights Advisory Office of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Philippines Dir. Parojinog has been with the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines …
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Dr. A. Nambi Appadurai

Dr. A. Nambi Appadurai, Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India Nambi Appadurai is the Director of the Climate Resilience Practice at World Resources Institute, India where he oversees a portfolio …
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Ms. Inkar Kadyrzhanova

Ms. Inkar Kadyrzhanova, Regional Adviser on Gender and Climate Change of UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Inkar Kadyrzhanova is a regional gender and climate change adviser …
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Dr. Sarah Wright

Dr. Sarah Wright, Professor and Future Fellow, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia Dr. Sarah Wright is a Professor and Future Fellow in geography and …
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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 …
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Mr. Harjeet Singh

Harjeet Singh, Senior Advisor, Climate Action Network International Harjeet Singh is a global expert on the issues of climate impacts, migration and adaptation and has been supporting countries across the …
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Ms. Mitzi Jonelle Tan

Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Convenor and International Spokesperson, Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP) Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a full-time climate justice activist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is …
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Ms. Kristin Dadey

Kristin Dadey, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines Kristin Dadey is the Chief of Mission at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Philippines. She has served at …
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Ms. Klarise Espinosa Fortaleza

Ms. Klarise Espinosa Fortaleza, Deputy Division Chief of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Center, Commission on Human Rights Philippines Ms. Klarise Espinosa Fortaleza is currently the Deputy Division Chief …
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Dr. Francis Levira

Dr. Francis Levira, International Co-Investigator and In-Country Lead Investigator of the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning City and Neighbourhood (SHLC) in Tanzania. Dr. Francis Levira is a Research Scientist at …
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Mr. Gustavo Gonzälez

Mr. Gustavo Gonzälez, United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Philippines and UP-CIFAL Philippines Board Member Mr. Gustavo González brings more than 25 years of extensive managerial and leadership experience in …
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Dr. Maruja Asis

Dr. Maruja Asis, UP-CIFAL Philippines Board Member and Director of Scalibrini Migration Center Dr. Maruja Asis is the Executive Director of the Scalabrini Migration Center. She is also the editor of …
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Dr. Edgar Reyes, Jr.

Dr. Edgar Reyes, Jr., Environmental Planner, City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning and Chair of the Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning of the University of the Philippines Los Baños Dr …
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Mr. Dong Hanzhi

Mr. Dong Hanzhi, Product Manager, Shanghai Donghao Lansheng Information Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. DONG Hanzhi became a member of Shanghai Donghao Lansheng Information Technology Co., Ltd. as a Product Manager …
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Dr. Patrick Shuanghua Dai

Dr. Patrick Shuanghua Dai, General Manager, Nanning Good Fortune Heavy Industry Inc. Patrick Shuanghua Dai currently works as General Manager, Nanning Good Fortune Heavy Industry Inc. He previously worked as a Deputy …
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Mr. Pär Liljert

Mr. Par Liljert, Chief of Mission for IOM Australia and Regional Coordinator for the Pacific. Mr. Liljert is the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Chief of Mission in Australia, and Coordinator …
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Hon. Rexlon “Rex” Gatchalian

Hon. Rexlon “Rex” Gatchalian, Mayor, City of Valenzuela. Hon. Rex Gatchalian is now on his third term as the chief executive of the City of Valenzuela, Valenzuelanos felt the remarkable improvements …
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Dr. Emma E. Porio

Dr. Emma E. Porio, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University. Dr. Emma Porio is Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social …
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Ms. Elisea G. Gozun

Ms. Elisea G. Gozun, Member, Galing Pook Foundation. Elisea “Bebet” Gozun, is the former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and former Presidential Assistant for Climate Change …
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Ms. Georgina Hernandez-Yang

Ms. Georgina Hernandez-Yang, Executive Director, Galing Pook Foundation. Georgina Ann Hernandez-Yang is the Executive Director of Galing Pook Foundation, an organization that promotes innovation and excellence in governance. Prior to this appointment, …
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Councillor Nuatali Nelmes

Councillor Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Nuatali Nelmes was returned for a second consecutive term as the Lord Mayor of Newcastle in 2017, now serving as …
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H. E. Steven J. Robinson, AO

H. E. Steven J. Robinson AO, Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines. Mr Robinson is a Deputy Secretary-level officer from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who presented his …
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Ms. Caroline Dumas

Ms. Caroline Dumas, Special Envoy for Migration and Climate Action, Office of the Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM). IOM Director General’s Special Envoy for Migration and Climate Action, …
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Engr. Angelica F. Añabeza

Engr. Angelica F. Añabeza, MSc in Smart City for ASEAN, SungKyunKwan University. Engr. Añabeza is currently taking a Master’s Degree Program in Smart City at SungKyunKwan University, Natural Sciences Campus, …
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Dr. Lara Daley

Dr. Lara Daley, Research Associate, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia.Dr. Lara Daley is a Research Associate and Fellow for the School of Environmental and Life Science from …
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