Patrick Safran of the Asian Development Bank has a doctorate degree in Biology, a doctorate degree in Natural Science, and a doctorate degree in Agriculture. He is also a master scuba diver trainer.
Nasimul Islam is water resource specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He works on marine and coastal resources development programs in Indonesia and the Philippines and is also project officer of ADB’s Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management-Coral Triangle Initiative Project.
Robert Guild, Director of the Asian Development Bank’s Pacific Department and a scuba diver for over 25 years, answers a question about how divers can avoid harming coral reefs and the undersea ecology in general.
Roger Pullin is an aquatic biologist and consultant to various international organizations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), for responsible aquaculture development, conservation, and sustainable use of aquatic biodiversity. He has done research on integrated farming systems in Asia and Africa and has published over 150 contributions to aquatic science and related fields. He was also awarded the honorary life membership of the World Aquaculture Society.
Paolo Pagaduan has a Community Development degree from the University of the Philippines in Diliman and is WWF-Philippines’ project manager for Hamilo Coast. In the course of establishing marine protected areas in Nasugbu, his project team went through the entire social process of holding educational trips and consultations with villagers.
Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp is a marine biologist with over 14 years of practical field experience in development projects in Asian and African developing countries and 16 years with bi-lateral and multilateral development organizations. He has Masters Degrees in Zoology and Botany from the University of Copenahgen, Denmark. He is currently with the Asian Development Bank as a technical consultant on the mid-term review of the CT Pacific project.