T.A. (Audrey) Esteban

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Theresa Audrey O. Esteban is an urban planner by profession who has been in the development field for more than 16 years.

She has managed urban planning, environmental, disaster risk management, water and sanitation, and social development projects in the Philippines, Viet Nam, and India funded by UNDP, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and World Bank. She was the Head of Community and Institutional Development/Capacity Building at Daruma Technologies Inc. an international private environmental and planning firm where she led the UNDP funded project Assessment of Capacity Building Needs for Biodiversity Conservation and Management in the Philippines Project.

Ms. Esteban previously worked at the ADB to take on sector work in the fields of urban and rural water supply and sanitation, river basin, water security, and climate change. She managed and coordinated the implementation of technical assistance and partner-ships, and assisted in the operation of the Water Communities of Practice. Among the projects she managed were the small piped water network project done in 4 pilot sites in India, Philippines and Viet Nam, the aim of which is to bring clean piped water to the marginalized residents; and the pilot project building disaster resilient designs which aimed to develop innovative planning and design solutions to support the development of disaster-resilient communities in flood prone are-as (https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/63431/39124-01-reg-tcr.pdf).

She has also developed technical papers and events and key knowledge products for the ADB in-cluding a chapter for the ADB publication Green Cities (http://www.adb.org/publications/green-cities) and knowledge events in Viet Nam, Singapore, People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, The Netherlands, and Sweden. She was part of the organizing and management team for the Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week a project between ADB and the UNESCO-IHE from 2012 to 2014.

In 2014, Ms. Esteban was the Team Leader for the Contribution to Change Philippines Appeal Project where she worked closely with the authors (Oxfam and University of East Anglia) in pi-loting the contribution to change methodology. The methodology is a type of monitoring and evaluation designed particularly to assess the changes that have happened in the lives of the disaster victims. She was responsible for analysis, write-up and the delivery of the final report. The final report is available on http://www.alnap.org/resource/19629.


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