PASCN Project Director and the Secretariat

 
 
The PASCN Secretariat is based at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). The Secretariat provides support and assistance to the different committees in implementing the programs and activities of the PASCN. It is composed of a Project Director and support staff.
 
Philippine APEC Study Center Network Secretariat
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 
18F Three Cyberpod Centris, North Tower EDSA cor. Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Tel. Nos.: (632) 877-4072 to 75
Fax No.: (632) 877-4099
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DR. FRANCIS MARK A. QUIMBA
Project Director, Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN) and
Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
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Dr. Francis Mark A. Quimba is a Senior Research Fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies and Director of Philippine APEC Study Center Network. He has worked on a number of research topics including agriculture, trade, and rural development. His current research interest is in innovation activity of local firms.

He has participated in round table discussions on issues of trade, industrial development, innovation and e-commerce. He obtained his masters in International Development from the International University of Japan. He obtained another MA and his Ph.D. in Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan.

 
MS. JEAN CLARISSE T. CARLOS
Project Development Officer IV
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Ms. Jean Clarisse T. Carlos is a Project Development Officer IV who handles the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN), Network of East Asian Think-Tanks Philippines (NEAT), and East Asian Development Think-Tanks (EADN) Secretariats at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
 
She obtained her Bachelor’s in International Studies from Miriam College; completed her Master’s units in Community Development from the University of the Philippines-Diliman; and received her Master’s in Public Policy degree from Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan. 
 
Her research interests and recent publications include feminization of labor migration, gender and innovation, and gender and international relations.