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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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?
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.