Noelyn Dano is an Associate Professor at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP). She completed both Master (2004) and PhD (2013) in Environmental Studies at the Australian National University. She was also a recipient of fellowships in the environment field, namely, The 2009 European PhD Winter School on Earth System Governance at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Netherlands, and the 2017 Asia-Pacific Leadership Program: Leading for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (The UN SDGs) at Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, in China.
Noelyn is a researcher and a practitioner, experienced in on-ground implementation and management of sustainability-themed environment and development projects in South and Southeast Asia, as well as, in Australia. She has worked on issues spanning protected areas (both terrestrial and marine), forestry, watershed, biodiversity, agroforestry, land & farming systems, energy-development nexus, urban development, natural disasters and climate change. Her latest research investigated the respective impacts of sea-level rise, flood, and drought on selected communities in Asia. At present, she is developing research project proposals on river carrying capacity, and on water governance respectively.