Director for Biodiversity Information Management
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Sheila G. Vergara, PhD is a marine ecologist by training. Her career experience includes positions of service in the Philippine Government, program management and project implementation in non-government and international organizations and teaching in the University of the Philippines system. She has led and collaborated on the preparation of proposals and has had the privilege of managing projects in coastal zone management, marine biodiversity conservation, coastal zone management training and biodiversity information management in the ASEAN region. At current she is the Director of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity’s (ACB) Biodiversity Information Management team, their combined efforts have produced the ASEAN Clearing House Mechanism for Biodiversity, a platform for sharing biodiversity related information in the region. She leads the preparation of the ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook to highlight the ASEAN member states’ and their partners’ efforts in conserving the region’s rich biodiversity. website: chm.aseanbiodiversity.org.