Albert Salamanca has over 20 years of experience in several countries in Southeast Asia, working on natural resources management, conservation, development and sustainable livelihoods issues. Albert is currently a Senior Research Fellow and Unit Manager at SEI Asia.
Albert is involved in the recently concluded the Sida-funded Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP), Partnership in Governance Transition in the Bali Cultural Landscape, flooding and migration in Laos, the political economy of water flow in Bangkok, and novel approaches to local capacity building on climate change adaptation.
At present, he is involved in research projects investigating societal change through the dynamics of land ownership and land history in partnership with the National University of Singapore and the recovery and values of wetland agro-ecological systems and local knowledge for water security and community resilience in the Mekong region with Chulalongkorn University. He also leads the action research component of the Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) while editing the Small Islands and Climate Change initiative in weADAPT, a climate change adaptation portal, and advising the Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) on M&E. He is also involved in SEI’s Initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Finance. He is the convenor of SEI Asia’s Program on Results Impact and Management Excellence (PRIME).
Albert has a Ph.D. on human geography from Durham University, UK.