Dr. Marlon de Luna Era is an Associate Professor of the Behavioral Sciences Department, De La Salle University, Manila. He has an M.S. in Human Settlements Development (Urban Planning and Environmental Management) from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok Thailand and a Ph.D. on Development Studies at De La Salle University-Manila. Dr. Era has extensive teaching experience as well as development practice and consultancy experiences particularly in the area of disaster resilience, solid waste management, gender and local governance.
Dr. Era had worked with Department of Social Welfare and Development as Emergency Assistance Specialist for six years and served as Program Associate of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in Thailand and Operations Manager of the Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR) an NGO initiated by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).
He is presently representing the Social Development Research Center (SDRC) as President of the Local Governance Training and Research Institution-Philippines Network (LoGOTRI-PhilNet), Executive Vice-President of the Solid Waster Management Association of the Philippines (SWAPP) and Chairperson of the Values Orientation in Classroom Education (VOICE-Philippines).
Dr. Era is also a member of professional associations such as Gender and Disaster Network (GDN), International Sociological Association (ISA)-RC 39 Sociology of Disasters and the National Research Council of the Philippines.
At present, he is the Country Coordinator of the Capacity Building for Asia on Resilient Education (CABARET) Project funded by Erasmus + and involved five (5) universities in Europe and ten (10) universities in Asia.
Some of Dr. Era’s publication are related to environmental governance particularly on solid waste management, disaster resilience, local governance and gender.