Ramon Abracosa

Independent Consultant

Ramon is a civil and environmental engineer with more than 30 years of consulting experience in resource planning, urban planning and environmental improvement projects. His work has ranged from project preparation activities to policy and institutional interventions, financing, and capacity building. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Philippines.Full article: https://cdia.asia/2022/02/24/spotlight-on-our-new-program-manager-ramon-abracosa/

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Expertise Areas

• Urban and regional planning and infrastructure development
• Environment and climate change management
• Land and water resources management, program and project management, and institutional capacity strengthening


• Ph.D., Resources Planning and Management, Civil Engineering, Stanford University
• M.S., Infrastructure Planning and Management, Civil Engineering, Stanford University
• Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines at Diliman
• B.S., M.S., Land and Water Resources Engineering, University of the Philippines at Los Baños

Other Training

Management of Environmental Protection at the Community and Regional Level, Akademie Klausenhof, Rhede, Germany

Key Qualifications

• Senior expert with over 35 years of professional experience
Urban and regional development (land use and infrastructure planning, environment enhancement and infrastructure resilience)
• Environment and natural resources management (land and water resources, forests and biodiversity, renewable energy resources, coastal and marine resources, industrial cleaner production and pollution prevention)
• Climate change management (vulnerability assessment, mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management; Clean Development Mechanism and carbon finance)
• Public sector economics and finance (environmental economics and environmental infrastructure project finance)
• Institutional strengthening (knowledge management and awareness-raising, organizational assessment and capacity building, staff training)
• Program and project development (sector and policy reviews, strategy formulation, program design and project development, environment and social safeguards, and stakeholder engagement)
• Program and project cycle/implementation management, including performance management and reporting systems
• Policy, program and project results evaluation (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability)
• Extensive knowledge of, and professional experience within the Asia-Pacific region

Teaching Experience

• Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Management
• Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines, Los Baños
• Lecturer, University of the Philippines at Diliman
• Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley


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