Elazegui, Dulce D.

Elazegui, Dulce D.
University Researcher
College of Public Affairs and Development
UP Los Baños


  • BS Agriculture, major in Ag. Economics, 1975
  • Master in Agricultural Development Economics, 1980
  • MA in Technology Policy and Innovation Management 1991

Biographical Sketch

Ms. DULCE DELFIN-ELAZEGUI is currently a University Researcher V of the Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS), College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños. She finished the MA Program in Technology Policy and Innovation Management at the State University of Limburg (now University of Maastricht), Netherlands and Master’s program in Agricultural Development Economics at the Australian National University.

Ms. Elazegui has been involved in collaborative research and written publications related to water, watershed management, climate change adaptation, irrigation, with areas of interest in policy and institutions. Research topics include water security under climate risks, climate change implications to food security and livelihood of small scale farmers, climate change adaptation behavior of households, communities and institutions, and institutional and policy landscaping for climate risk management. Extension activities include enhancing climate change adaptation capacity of local government units and scientists; and mainstreaming climate change in local adaptation planning.

She has joined collaborative research work related to climate change and climate risk management with some prestigious international organizations such as the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Sustainable Mekong Research Network and Climate and Development Knowledge Network, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, International Development Research Centre, Columbia University – International Research Institute for Climate and Society, and the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Program of the US Agency for International Development.

Recent Projects

Water Security under Climate Risks: A Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Agriculture Sector,October 2012-November 2014, US Agency for International Aid.

Adaptation Pathways for Climate Resilient Development: The Case of Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Philippines, March 2014 - August, 2016, Sustainable Mekong Research Network.

Enhancing Resilience and Coping Capacity of Indigenous Peoples to Changing Climate, Oscar M. Lopez Foundation, June 2014-March 2016.

Environment and Food Security Interactions under Climate Change in Selected Communities in the Marikina and Sta. Cruz/Pagsanjan Watersheds and Manila Bay Coastal Areas, July – December 2014, Center for Integrative and Development Studies.

Climate Change Implications to Food Security and Livelihood of Small Scale Farmers, August 2011-Dec. 2013, Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

Awareness Raising and Capacity Building on Alternative Water Management for Communal Irrigator’s Associations in the Philippines, July 2011-June 2012, Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research.

Analysis of the Climate Change Adaptation Behavior of Households, Communities and Institutions to a Typhoon Event, March 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA).

Institutional and Policy Landscaping for Climate Risk Management, June 2006- June 2010, Columbia University – International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

Enhancing the Climate Change Adaptation Capacity of Local Government Units and Scientists in the Philippines, June 2008- July 2009, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research.


Linda M. Peñalba and Dulce D. Elazegui. 2013.Improving Adaptive Capacity of Small-scale Rice Farmers: Comparative Analysis of Lao PDR and Philippines, in World Applied Sciences Journal 24 (9): 1211-1220.

Linda M. Peñalba, Dulce D. Elazegui, Juan M. Pulhin, Rex Victor O. Cruz, (2012),"Social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation", International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 4 Iss: 3 pp. 308 - 322.

Rola, A.C. and D.D. Elazegui. 2008. Role of Institutions in Managing Agriculture-Related Climate Risks: Angat Reservoir Case Study, Bulacan, in Philippines Journal of Environmental Science and Management. vol. 11-1, June 2008, SESAM, UPLB, College, Laguna.  

Peñalba, Linda M., Dulce D. Elazegui, OuthaiSoukhy, Mayo Grace C. Amit, Felino P. Lansigan, and Francis John F. Faderogao, 2014. Meeting the Challenges to Food Security and Livelihood in a Changing Climate, in Louis Lebel, Chu Thai Hoanh, ChayanisKrittasudthacheewa, and Rajesh Daniel (eds.), Climate Risks, Regional Integration, and Sustainabiity in the Mekong Region, Chapter 11, Sumernet.

C. Brown, E Conrad, A. Sankarasubramanian, S. Someshwar, and Dulce D. Elazegui. 2009. The Use of Seasonal Climate Forecasts within a Shared Reservoir Sysrem: The Case of Angat Reservoir, the Philippines, In Ludwig, F. et al. (eds) Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector. Pp.249-264, 2009, Earthscan, London-Sterling VA.

Francisco, H., C.D. Predo, A. Manasboonphempool, P.Tran, R. Jarungrattanapong, BD The, L. Peñalba, N.P. Tuye,, T.H. Tuan, D. Elazegui, Y. Shen, and Z. Zhu. 2011. Determinant of Household Decisions on Adaptation to Extreme Climate Events in SEAsia, EEPSEA Research Report No. 2011-RR5. ISBN 978-981-07-0627-2.

Peñalba, L.M. and D.D. Elazegui. 2011. Adaptive Capacity of Households, Community and Organizations for Extreme Climate Events in the Philippines, EEPSEA Research Report No. 2011-RR3. ISBN 978-981-08-9694-2.

Elazegui, Dulce D., Rola, Agnes C., Mary Jane M. Rabang, Esther Conrad, and Shiv Someshwar. 2009. Managing Climate Risks in the Context of Angat Reservoir in the Philippines. ISPPS-CPAf-UPLB, UPLB-FI, College, Laguna, Philippines; and IRI-Columbia University, New York, USA.ISBN 978-971-547-281-4.

Peñalba, L., D. Elazegui, J. Pulhin, RV Cruz, and E. Esmero, 2009. Strengthening the Climate Change Adaptation Planning Capability of Local Government Units, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Kobe Japan, 38pp. ISBN: 978-971-93718-2-3.         

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