Noelyn is a PhD candidate doing Environmental Studies at the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University. Her research interests span environmental governance, and the social-ecological systems interactions and climate change in a developing country setting. She holds Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Development from the Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University: M.Sc. in Social Development, Ateneo de Manila University: Bachelor of Laws, University of San Carlos: and A.B.-Philosophy, Holy Name University.
Noelyn has been involved in management and implementation of research and development projects in the environment field in the last decade or so. She first did a research on the ‘politics and economy’ associated with quarrying at her home province in Bohol, Philippines (1997-98). It was followed with works as Project Manager of the Community-Based Coastal Resource Management Project of Feed the Children – Philippines (2000-2002); as Regional Field Associate in the EU funded Community Forest Management Support Project for Southeast Asia operating in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, with Asia Forest Network (2002-2004); and as Project Manager of the ACIAR-AusAID Philippines-Australia Landcare Project with the World Agroforestry Centre – ICRAF (2005-2007).
For her current PhD research, she is doing a comparative case study involving three forest protected areas, using the criteria of legitimacy, accountability, efficiency in decision-making, coordination, and resilience to investigate what governance features best promote both ecological and human wellbeing in Philippines Forests.
Maria Noelyn Dano
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance
H.C. Coombs Building (#9)
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
P: +61 2 6125 1725