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Dr. Glenn Fiel Fernandez

Associate Professor

Prior to joining Rabdan Academy, Dr. Glenn Fernandez was an Associate Professor at the Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR), a joint institute of Sichuan University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Chengdu, China. He is a licensed Environmental Planner in the Philippines. He is also a PECB Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager, a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and a Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI) holder. He previously worked as a researcher at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in Bangkok, Thailand and at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies in Kyoto University in Japan. His decade-long research and advocacy related to youth participation in disaster risk reduction led to Glenn being chosen as one of the 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardees and as one of the 2021 Presidential Panama ng Pilipino awardees. Glenn was an Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Program (IRDR) Young Scientist. After a competitive global call for applications, Glenn was chosen as the Early-Career Champion for the “Sustainable Solutions from the Global South” pillar at the 2021 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress. Glenn is one of the ten Early-Career Researchers (ECR) representatives in the Future Earth General Assembly. Glenn had worked on disaster risk management research and capacity development projects in China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. He was a Section Editor (2019-2020) at the Elsevier journal Progress in Disaster Science and is currently an Associate Editor at the Environmental Development Journal.


    PhD in Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

    Master in Environmental Management, Kyoto University, Japan

    Master in Public Management, University of the Philippines

    BS in Industrial Engineering, University of the Philippines

Teaching Areas

    Introduction to Business Continuity Management

    Introduction to Integrated Emergency Management

    Introduction to Risk Management

Research Interests

    Business continuity management

    Disaster waste management

    Science diplomacy for disaster risk management


    Fernandez, G. & Carada, M. (2022). Still Largely Untapped: The Youth in Disaster Risk Governance in the Philippines Post-2015. In Rajendra Baikady, Sajid SM, Jaroslaw Przeperski, Varoshini Nadesan, M Rezaul Islam and Gao Jianguo (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems (pp. 1–15). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68127-2_93-1

    Fernandez, G. (2022). Environmental Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Education. In T. McGee & E. Penning-Rowsell (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society. London, UK: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367854584-51

    Su, H., Fernandez, G., Hu, X., Wu, S., Di, B., & Tan, C. (2022). Predicting Change in Adaptation Strategies of Households to Geological Hazards in the Longmenshan Area, China Using Machine Learning and GIS. Water Journal, 14(7): 1023. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14071023

    Colglazier, E. W., Told, M., Yilla, M., Garay, J., & Fernandez, G. (2021). COVID-19 as a Revelation: Challenges in Global Health Diplomacy & Disaster Diplomacy (perspective). Science & Diplomacy Journal. https://www.sciencediplomacy.org/perspective/2021/covid-19-revelation-challenges-in-global-health-diplomacy-disaster-diplomacy

    Djalante, R., Bisri, M., Fernandez, G., Imai, N., Saito, O., & Okazaki, K. (2021). Building Local Resilience Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction (Policy Brief No. 22). http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:8008/UNU-IAS-PB-No22-2021.pdf

    Pal, I., Doydee, P., Utarasakul, T., Jaikaew, P., Razak, K. A. B., Fernandez, G., Huang, T., & Chen, C. S. (2021). System approach for flood vulnerability and community resilience assessment at the local level – a case study of Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, 42(1), 107–116. https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kjss/article/view/249445

    Fernandez, G. & Okazaki K. (2021). Grant for Global Sustainability Project: Enhancing the Urban Disaster Resilience of Kathmandu and Yangon through Local Participatory Platform Activities. In: H. Tatano & A. Collins (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction. GSRIDRR 2017. Disaster and Risk Research: GADRI Book Series. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8662-0_11 

    Fernandez, G. & Ahmed, I. (2019). “Build Back Better” Approach to Disaster Recovery: Research Trends since 2006. Progress in Disaster Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2019.100003 

    Fernandez, G., Tun, A. M., Okazaki, K., Zaw, S. H., & Kyaw, K. (2018). Factors Influencing Fire, Earthquake, and Cyclone Risk Perception in Yangon, Myanmar. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 28, 140–149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.02.028

    Ismail, N., Okazaki, K., Ochiai, C., & Fernandez, G. (2018). Livelihood Strategies after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Procedia Engineering, 212, 551–558. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.071

    Ismail, N., Okazaki, K., Ochiai, C., & Fernandez, G. (2018). Livelihood Changes in Banda Aceh, Indonesia after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 28, 439-449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.003

    Fernandez, G. & Shaw, R. (2016). Urban Disasters and Risk Communication through Youth Organizations in the Philippines. In R. Shaw, A. Rahman, A. Surjan, & G. Parvin (Eds.), Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia (pp. 195–207). Tokyo, Japan: Butterworth-Heinemann. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802169-9.00013-6

    Fernandez, G. & Shaw, R. (2016). Education, Training, and Capacity Building for Sustainable Development. In J. Uitto & R. Shaw (Eds.), Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction (pp. 215–225). Tokyo, Japan: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55078-5_14

    Kieu, T. K., Fernandez, G., & Shaw, R. (2016). Usefulness of a Sustainability Literacy Test. In J. Uitto & R. Shaw (Eds.), Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction (pp. 265–277). Tokyo, Japan: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55078-5_17

    Srivastava, N., Fernandez, G., DasGupta, R., Surjan, A., & Shaw, R. (2016). Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction in Post-2015. In J. Uitto & R. Shaw (Eds.), Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction (pp. 279–287). Tokyo, Japan: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55078-5_18

    Fernandez, G. & Shaw, R. (2015) Youth Participation and Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction. Singapore, Singapore: Research Publishing Services. 210 pp. ISBN 978-981-09-3267-1.

    Fernandez, G. & Shaw, R. (2015). Youth Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction through Science Clubs in the Philippines. Disasters, 39(2), 279-294. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12100

    Fernandez, G., Shaw, R., & Abe, M. (2015). Lessons from the Recovery of the Education Sector after the Indian Ocean Tsunami. In R. Shaw (Ed.), Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami (pp. 43–58). Tokyo, Japan: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55117-1_4

    Fernandez, G. & Shaw, R. (2014). Participation of Youth Councils in Local‐Level HFA Implementation in Infanta and Makati, Philippines and Its Policy Implications. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 5(3), 259–278. https://doi.org/10.1002/rhc3.12060

    Fernandez, G., Thi, T. T. M., & Shaw, R. (2014). Climate Change Education: Recent Trends and Future Prospects. In R. Shaw & Y. Oikawa (Eds.), Education for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction (pp. 53–74). Tokyo, Japan: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55090-7_4

    Fernandez, G. & Shaw, R. (2013). Youth Council Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction in Infanta and Makati, Philippines: A Policy Review. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 4(3), 126–136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-013-0014-x

    Fernandez, G., Uy, N., & Shaw, R. (2012). Community-Based Disaster Risk Management Experience of the Philippines. In R. Shaw (Ed.), Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (pp. 205–231). Bingley, UK: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2012)0000010017

    Fernandez, G., Shaw, R., & Takeuchi, Y. (2012) a. In R. Shaw & Y. Takeuchi (Eds.), East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Evacuation, Communication, Education, and Volunteerism (pp. 201-221). Singapore, Singapore: Research Publishing Services. http://rpsonline.com.sg/rpsweb/ejet.html

    Shiwaku, K. & Fernandez, G. (2011). Innovative Approaches in Disaster Education. In R. Shaw, K. Shiwaku, & Y. Takeuchi (Eds.), Disaster Education (pp. 115–136). Bingley, UK: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2011)0000007012

    Shiwaku, K. & Fernandez, G. (2011). Roles of School in Disaster Education. In R. Shaw, K. Shiwaku, & Y. Takeuchi (Eds.), Disaster Education (pp. 45–75). Bingley, UK: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2011)0000007009

    Fernandez, G., Takeuchi, Y., & Shaw, R. (2011). Climate and Disaster Resilience Mapping in City Clusters. In R. Shaw & A. Sharma (Eds.), Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities (pp. 81–101). Bingley, UK: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2011)0000006011

    Fernandez, G., Takeuchi, Y., & Shaw, R. (2011). From Resilience Mapping to Action Planning. In R. Shaw & A. Sharma (Eds.), Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities (pp. 149–161). Bingley, UK: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2011)0000006014

Dr. Glenn Fiel Fernandez
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