Ma. Angela Zafra

Ma. Angela Zafra co-founded a Strategia Development Research Institute, Inc., a nonprofit research organization focused on providing policy research, capacity building, and technical assistance in various social and economic development areas. She has a doctorate in business administration from the Ateneo de Davao University, a masters in management from the University of the Philippines Mindanao and a bachelors in environmental Science from the Ateneo de Manila University. Most recently, she completed a postgraduate certificate in public policy from the University of Waikato in New Zealand as a New Zealand ASEAN Scholar.

Dr. Zafra also has extensive international experience having completed several prestigious fellowships. She has spent time in Boston and Washington DC as a YSEALI Professional Fellow, in Hungary as a UNIDO Green Industry Fellow at Central European University and was an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the Warsaw School of Economics.

As a researcher, her research interests are focused on inclusive business models, entrepreneurship, tourism, policy and the sustainable development goals. She has completed many research projects and wrote numerous case studies for government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, private sector corporations and business schools. She has also co-authored papers that have been presented at distinguished conferences around the world, including the World Resources Forum in Switzerland, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform in Korea and INTED Conference in Spain. Her last panel was on the distributional impacts on climate change policies at the 2018 OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Conference in Paris.

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