Philip Dy

Program Manager, DisasterNet - Philippines

Philip Dy is Program Manager of the DisasterNet Project of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. The project aims to improve community-based disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines, by leveraging research and training programs.

He recently graduated from the Master in Public Policy program of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, with a concentration on Democracy, Politics and Institutions. For his capstone requirement, he worked with a research partner to analyze the experience of the Philippines during the Typhoon Haiyan response. Their paper, which was awarded the Manuel C. Carballo Memorial Prize, looked at how coordination can be strengthened between the government and international humanitarian organizations during humanitarian emergencies.

Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he was in Shanghai, China serving as the Program Manager of Stepping Stones - Shanghai’s first and only city-wide voluntary English teaching program for migrant children from the poorer provinces of China. His last engagement in the Philippines before moving to Shanghai was serving as the Head Executive Assistant of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines. He was the Associate Director of the TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) prior to that. He spent a total of 4 years working for the Center in various capacities, including as Training Manager and as Project Coordinator. The Center was established as an endowed leadership training and research institute that aims to develop leaders who are able to mobilize stakeholders to collaboratively tackle development issues.