Marion Antonette Abuel Daclan

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I have been with Conservation International-Philippines for almost four years now. I started as a Research Associate for the Protected Areas Database Project. During these first two years with CI, I looked into available biological and socio-economic information on protected areas in the Philippines that would be used by PA Managers. Now as the Country Director’s Executive Technical Assistant, most of my time is spent on program development and monitoring, and nurturing relationships with our partners in the government and civil society.

Before CI, I was a Researcher for the University of the Philippines Social Action and Research Development Foundation, Inc and the University of Philippines’ Center for Women Studies for two years each. As a researcher in the university, my work was focused on community-based coastal resources management, knowledge management, and gender and development (GAD) skills development and mainstreaming.

I am also currently learning and enjoying being a mother to a 1 and half year old boy.

My work in CI requires me to be involved in almost all projects and activities in the organization including project development and monitoring. Currently, I am doing a lot of coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the proclamation of the Tubbataha Reef Marine National Park in Palawan and the International Biodiversity Day Celebration. I am also currently involved in the development of the human well-being and biodiversity conservation strategy of CI-Philippines. We are already working on consolidating the experiences of CI in Sierra Madre and Palawan and learning how we can address the human well-being concerns through our local partners. We also recently had a grant approved specifically for strategy development. I am also coordinating the Population, Health and Environment Network, specifically on the involvement of DENR in the network and on initial programmatic/ institutional preparations within CI for the 3rd National PHE Conference on 2008. I’m also engaged in the National Biodiversity Monitoring Alliance’s socio-economic working group as a resource person from CI, and the Philippine Eagle Alliance as one of CI’s representative by providing logistical assistance.

My formal training includes a Bachelor of Science degree, major in Psychology at the University of the Philippines – Diliman. I also took 16 units of Development Economics in the same university. I recently participated in a short course of Conservation Strategy Funds on Economic Tools for Conservation at Stanford University, California last August 14-27, 2005. Other relevant short trainings I received were: MS Access Applications by CI; Evaluation and Analysis of Gender Statistics by the US Census Bureau; Web Design for Beginners at University of Philippines; and Gender Sensitivity Training by the University Center for Women Studies.

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Organization: Conservation International – Philippines
Profile last updated on: May 3rd, 2011

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