Anna Oposa

Former Youth Researcher and Implementation Specialist (NGOC), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department

Anna Oposa’s tasks included researching youth development policies of international organizations and ADB member countries, and writing about various issues that concern the youth. Anna holds a BA in English Studies from the University of the Philippines, and an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London. She is also co-founder of Save Philippine Seas, a non-profit focused on protecting and restoring the Philippines' coastal and marine resources.

Blogs by this Author

  • Women walking on the street in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    #OrangeTheWorld – 10 ways you can help end violence against women

    Published on Friday, 20 November 2015

    UN Women launches next week a global campaign to mobilize people to take a stand on violence against women, and here are 10 ways to join the 16 Days of Activism.

  • ADB senior management officials and experts engaged top youth debaters to discuss the best and most urgent approach to tackle global warming. Photo by Mike Babista

    Climate change: Who will save Asia, and the world?

    Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

    Will a top-down or a top-bottom approach save Asia and the world from climate change? ADB senior management officials and experts engaged top youth debaters to discuss the issue.

  • GMS summit showcases winning environmental ideas from youth

    Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015

    The recent summit of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Environment Ministers provided a showcase for ideas from the region’s youth in three major fields of environmental work through the Youth4ASIA competition.

  • From caravan to the summit, GMS youth make their voice heard

    Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015

    Thirty-six youth leaders from the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) embarked on an opportunity of a lifetime when they were selected to be part of the GMS Youth Caravan, an eight-day trip around the GMS countries that culminated in the 2nd GMS Youth Forum (YF2) and GMS Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on 19-20 December 2014.

  • Why Asia and Pacific needs youth policies

    Published on Monday, 12 January 2015

    Based on Plan International’s 2012 World Atlas of Youth Policies, fewer than half of the countries in Asia and the Pacific have youth-specific policies. Other countries have integrated youth in their constitutions or sector-specific policies, such as on education, health, and drug prevention. Do we really need to prioritize and direct limited resources to a certain demographic defined only by age?

  • Speaking up for Asia’s invisible population

    Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

    Recall the time you had to apply for a passport, driver’s license, job, or bank account. You are required to bring proof of identity, and more often than not, the most basic proof of existence would be your birth certificate. You probably know exactly where it is – tucked away in an envelope in a drawer, or perhaps a fireproof vault. This is not the case for some 230 million children around the world under the age of 5 who have not had their births registered. 

  • No Impact Week ― the carbon ‘cleanse’ challenge

    Published on Monday, 24 February 2014

    Starting 22 February, Asian Development Bank (ADB) is holding its second No Impact Week challenge for individuals to cut their carbon footprint, following the success of the pilot event in January 2013.

  • Skilling up youth in a technology driven world

    Published on Friday, 17 January 2014

    What can policymakers do to provide young people with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly technology-driven world? How can young people themselves play a bigger role in skills development? 

  • Relief goods distribution in Barangay Tuog in Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo courtesy of Bundles of Joy.

    Aid in practice – mobilizing youth when disaster strikes

    Published on Friday, 06 December 2013

    For a lot of youth around the world, disasters and aid are just concepts—something they might view on television or read about online, but never actually experience first-hand.