Dr. Bernadette (Babette) P. Resurrección is a Senior Research Fellow at the SEI Asia Centre.
She has researched gender, livelihoods, climate change adaptation, migration, and natural resource management in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Apart from book chapters and scientific papers in journals, she has co-edited Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions (Routledge, 2012) and Water Rights and Social Justice in Mekong Waters (Routledge, 2011).
Babette leads sponsored projects on climate adaptation, gender and water stresses in peri-urban Southeast Asia (IDRC), mobility and disasters in Philippine coastal areas (The Research Council of Norway), and the Mekong research fellowships program on water governance (CPWF-M-POWER-AusAID).
In previous years, she led and co-managed IDRC-supported competitive research grants projects such as Gender and Social Analysis in Environment and Development (SAGA), Bio-innovation for Poverty Alleviation, as well as EU-supported Asia Link Projects on Gender, Migration and Sustainable Development, and Gender, Development and Public Policy in Asia.
Among her professional publications, she has co-authored studies on knowledge gaps in climate adaptation in Southeast Asia for ISET-IDRC-DFID; on gender and the adoption of the system of rice intensification in Cambodia for Oxfam America; and on gender, migration and development for the UNDP Asia-Pacific Human Development Report, 2010.
She served as a member of the management team of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water & Food and as a member of the Sector Monitoring Group of AusAID’s Agriculture and Rural Development Initiatives in Cambodia.
Babette was formerly Associate Professor of Gender & Development Studies at the School of Environment, Resources & Development of the Asian Institute of Technology, a regional post-graduate institution in Thailand. She also received her masters and doctoral degrees in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.