Balgos, Benigno C.

Benigno C. Balgos is a PhD Development Studies student at De La Salle University – Taft. A specialist on disaster risk reduction (DRR), Mr. Balgos serves as a consultant on DRR-related projects of the United Nations Development Programme. United Nations World Food Programme, Save the Children Philippines, Plan International Philippines, and National Movements of the Red Cross. He recently participated in the Geneva Summer School on Humanitarian Action organized by the Universite de Geneva – Center for Education and Research on Humanitarian Action (CERAH). Mr. Balgos finished his MA in Development Policy at the De La Salle University. For his graduate thesis, he was a recipient of the University of British Columbia Thesis Grant under the Urbanising Watershed Project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanitarian Research Council of Canada. He received his BS in Community Development degree, cum laude, at the University of the Philippines, Diliman campus. Mr. Balgos has also published articles on disaster risk reduction (DRR), gender and disasters, and informality in ISI journals and book chapters in recognized publishers worldwide. He has also been a recipient of research grants of various organisations such as the Asian Public Intellectuals of The Nippon Foundation, Climate and Disaster Bursary Grant of the Institute of Development Studies – University of Sussex, and the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship of the Asia Research Institute – National University of Singapore. Mr. Balgos speaks Bahasa Indonesia fluently and is interested in comparative perspective on disaster risk reduction between Philippines and Indonesia.
Part Time
Administrative Position: 

Advisor for Child Rights Governance, Humanitarian & Development, Save the Children Philippines

Contact No.: 
8426-6001 local 5218

Master of Arts in Development Policy 

Courses Taught: 

DEV 181.1i/ DS 145.1 Humanitarian Action in the Philippines
DS 185.2 Special Topics Contemporary Development Studies: in Disaster Risk Reduction & Society