Patria Gwen M.L. Borcena

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Patria Gwen M.L. Borcena, M.A. is a Filipino sociologist who specializes in social development and environment. Her research interest also includes sociology of religion. Gwen was one of the Founding Board Members of the Philippine Association for the Sociology of Religion Inc. (PASR). Gwen was the founding president of Greenresearch Environmental Research Group Inc., a development “think tank” which prioritizes sociological research and policy analyses on the Philippine environment. Greenresearch is strongly committed to the development of creative, reflexive, action-oriented, and process-oriented knowledge products through the use of interdisciplinary perspectives and participatory approaches. Greenresearch has been a co-convenor or founder of a few environmental networks. She has been one of the key players in the Philippine environment and natural resources (ENR) sector from civil society. She represented civil society in the Planning Committee (PC) for the environment chapter of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) during the Aquino and Duterte administrations. She also served as the environment representative in the United Nations Civil Society Advisory Committee (UNCSAC – Philippines).