Maria Rosario S. Felizco

Position: Assistant Professor
Categories: DASP
Assistant Professor in Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology
College of Social Sciences

Academic Background

MA Social Anthropology of Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Chevening Awardee)
BS Community Development, UP Diliman

Research Interests

Civil society, social movements, and social accountability, gender and development, climate justice and just energy transition, community resilience, development and humanitarian financing and programming


Power Up: How renewables can change women’s lives in the Philippines. December 7, 2022.

Towards a Just Energy Transition: The Implications for Lower- and Middle-Income Countries. Oxford. Oxfam, 2022.

Women Journeying Towards Peace: Ensuring Meaningful Participation and Economic Empowerment of the Bangsamoro Islamic Women’s Auxiliary Brigade and Bangsamoro Women. Quezon City. Oxfam, 2021.

Local Humanitarian Leadership: The View from Local Actors. Quezon City. Oxfam, 2021. 

Moving Forward Localisation of Humanitarian Action in the Philippines. July 2021.

Paradigm shift in disaster response: proactive, not reactive, an opinion piece published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 14, 2021.

Future-proofing our communities, an opinion piece published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 13, 2021.

Learning from Learning Reviews: Lessons Learned About Conducting Project Impact Reviews. (Contributor).

INGOs and aid’s Middle Income Country Trap: What are the options? (podcast)

Shifting Paradigms: Strengthening institutions for community-based disaster risk reduction and management.
Quezon City. UP College of Social Work and Community Development, 2015.

Rebuilding after Yolanda: From humanitarian response to disaster risk reduction: The CSWCD Experience.
Philippine Social Science Information. Philippine Social Science Council, June 2014.

Learning to Change, Learning for Change: A guidebook on organization development for non-government organizations. 2004.