ask theory, post-crisis reconstruction, ica fernandez

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 64: Paano Dapat Suriin Ang Datos Sa Pagtugon Sa Mga Krisis At Sakuna?

Ica Fernandez is an environmental planner and applied researcher working with spatial data for decision-making in transitional and post-crisis situations. She has served as consultant and evaluator for various international development organizations, national agencies, local governments, and civil society networks. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge Department of Land Economy under the DOST-British Council Newton Agham scholarship.

We talked about Ica’s current research, issues concerning protracted forced displacement in the Philippines, the significance of citizen science or participatory science, Ica’s experiences under the Women in STEM scholarship program, applying for the Women in STEM program, and more.

How to contact Ica:

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  • Twitter: @icafernandez

This episode of Ask Theory was made possible by the British Council in the Philippines, in support of their Women in STEM Scholarship program.

Tell a keen Filipina scientist you know about the British Council scholarships for Women in STEM and help them realise their dreams! Visit for more information on how to apply.

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 64 here:

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