Dr. Fermin D. Adriano


Dr. Adriano served in government in several capacities: Policy Adviser to the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process; Presidential Adviser on Regional Development; Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects; Presidential Assistant for Mindanao; and two successive Department of Agriculture Secretaries; and Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary. He also served as a consultant for the World Bank for the past 10 years in Mindanao peace and development issues, the Community-Driven Development (CDD) employed in the government’s poverty reduction project, the Kalahi-CIDSS, and rural development issues. He also served as Team Leader of various studies assessing the situation in conflict areas in Mindanao and participated in the formulation of the Bank strategy on Mindanao peace and development approach, which led to the establishment of the multi-donor Mindanao Trust Fund.
Dr. Adriano has also worked as Consultant to various donor agencies, such as the the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Asian Development Bank (ADB), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Ford Foundation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and The Asia Foundation. Currently, he is the Acting Coordinator for the State and Peace-building Fund for the World Bank Office in Manila.
He earned his degrees on Master of Arts in Communication from the University of the Philippines, Master of Philosophy – Development Studies from the University of Sussex, England, and Ph.D. in Sociology, minor in Political Economy from City University, London, England.