Ms. Gabrielle IGLESIAS has Masters in Geo-Information Management and Earth Observations, with distinction, International Institute for Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observations (ITC), the Netherlands, she also holds Masters in Public Administration; Specialization in Public Policy and Program Administration, College of Public Administration, U.P. Diliman.
Ms. Iglesias served as Program Officer (P-4), United Nations Management of capacity building programs on Information and Communication Technologies and their applications towards achieving sustainable development 2016 to June 2017, where she was responsible for supporting regional program management, supporting development of program strategy, technical advisory guidelines, initiation of monitoring and evaluation resources, proposal for funding, supporting the country engagement through ministries of ICT or gender, national or state level stakeholders.
From 2006 to 2016 she served as the Technical Specialist at Asian Disaster Preparedness Center where she was responsible SERVIR Mekong project: a joint initiative with US Agency for International Development and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration on utilizing satellite data for environmental management and climate change adaptation and mitigation; as technical specialist for knowledge management and communications. Technical Assistance for Flood Forecasting and Warning System as Climate Change Adaptation Measures through Flood Risk Preparedness for Semarang, Indonesia; as project manager and resource person for urban flood risk management. Technical assistance to Vietnam for strengthening national capacities to deal with weather related disasters; as capacity building lead for community-based resilience. On-demand Technical Assistance for Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network Partners; liaison for India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam; as project coordinator and urban resilience lead; supported project development and implementation of climate forecasting for Hat Yai, Thailand; supported project capacity building activities. Program for Hydro-Meteorological Disaster Mitigation in Secondary Cities in Asia; as project coordinator for information and networking; coordinated monitoring reports for Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam; captured project experiences in project cities as Safer Cities case studies; supported development of guidebooks for urban resilience to disasters; wrote and published project monthly newsletter; performed editorial and publication tasks.
From 2001 – 2006 she served the Polistrat International Inc. as GIS Specialist, a company that specializes in issue lobbying and technological solutions to problems of governance; made a GIS for an Internet-based vote tabulation software, tested in the May 2001 Philippine national elections.
From Jun 2003 – Mar 2004 she was GIS Design Consultant for the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management, Philippine National Police; design of GIS training for crime mapping; designed a prototype GIS for crime mapping; technical advice for index and street crime database.
She is Member, UNESCAP expert group on the Drought Mechanism; as capacity building expert (2015), Member, ADB Technical Working Group on the Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Data and Projections Consortium and Facility; as adaptation practitioner (2013 to 2014), Member, UNESCAP on Innovative Strategies Towards Flood Resilient Cities in Asia- Pacific; as urban disaster mitigation expert (2009 and 2010), Resource Person, ADB Water Learning Week; as urban community-based disaster risk management expert (2011), Resource Person, UNAPCICT Academy of ICT Essentials; for ICTs for disaster risk management; for ICTs for Climate Change and Green Growth (2016 to present) COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE: One year or more: Netherlands, Philippines, Rep. of Korea, Thailand Project experience: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Viet Nam.