Haidy Ear-Dupuy

Social Development Specialist (Civil Society and Participation), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Haidy supports the facilitation of civil society participation and engagement in ADB’s operations. Before joining ADB, she worked with World Vision Cambodia as Director of Advocacy and Communications. A US national, she holds two masters in both Economics and Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin.

Blogs by this Author

  • Commuters hop on a public bus in Manila.

    What's stopping you from using public transport?

    Published on Friday, 26 August 2016

    Reducing traffic on the road starts with each one of us taking our cars off the highway. If all of us were to use public transport, we can help to make the situation better.

  • Giant manta ray surrounded by plastic trash. Photo by Nick Humphrey.

    Let's keep plastic out of the Coral Triangle

    Published on Thursday, 09 June 2016

    Pollution from plastic waste poses a grave threat to our marine ecosystem of the ‘Nursery of the Seas,’ as well as a food security risk for communities living in coastal areas.

  • Writing to Lucy.

    For Lucy, with love

    Published on Monday, 30 May 2016

    We write a letter to an aspiring governance specialist who is making her way in the web of development practitioners, and challenging the complexities of people, their interests and institutions.

  • ADB staff meet with representatives of local CSOs in Georgia.

    4 steps for effective development consultations

    Published on Tuesday, 05 April 2016

    Public participation is not a PR exercise, but rather a demonstration of the social contract between a government and its people.

  • Women selling organic vegetables at a market in Viet Nam.

    Community-based certification makes organic food available to all

    Published on Tuesday, 15 March 2016

    The participatory guarantee system is a win-win for both smallholder organic farmers and consumers.

  • The OGP Global Summit will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico on 27-29 October, 2015.

    Open government in Asia: What works, what doesn’t, and what can be improved

    Published on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    In the run-up to the OGP Summit in Mexico City, ADB and representatives from governments, civil society, and multilateral organizations to share their impressions about the current framework.

  • Photo courtesy of ANSA-EAP

    Does education equal wealth?

    Published on Monday, 22 December 2014

    At an E-Camp: Social Accountability for Better Education Services held in the Philippines on 3-5 December, 2014, students from various countries in the Asia and Pacific region asked, “Is education still a way out of poverty?”

  • We are all advocates

    Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014

    About twenty years ago I was working for a well-known nongovernment organization (NGO), campaigning on many issues from access to affordable drugs for HIV/AIDS patients, to advocating for fair trade for small farmers.  When asked what I did I explained about my advocacy for social justice.  “Oh so, you’re promoting communism?” was the response.

  • Mind the Gap: Closing the youth, government divide

    Published on Monday, 02 June 2014

    When we look around the world there often seems a huge divide between young people and governments. While youth are frequently on the front line of civilian protests, criticizing the state, those in power often brand them as mere troublemakers and ingrates. How can we narrow this gap and help both sides better understand each other?

  • Building a Better World: Youth and Governance

    Published on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

    Young people today live in a difficult world.  There are more graduates than jobs in the market, the environment is more degraded than ever before, and competition to earn a living and have the same quality of life as the previous generation is increasingly difficult.