Erwin Gaspar A. Alampay, PhD, is Associate Professor of Public Administration at the National College of Public Administration and Governance in the Philippines. His specializations include active citizenship, e-governance, ICT policy, ICTs for development (e.g. mobile money, ICTs for resilience), organizational studies and management, systems analysis, and voluntary sector management.
He is the current Director of the Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG) and previously served as the Director of the Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy (CLCD) . He does extensive research on information and communication technologies for development, telecommunication policy and e-governance. In line with this, he has worked with various ICTD networks such as LirneAsia, Technology and Social Change (TASCHA)-University of Washington, Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance (SIRCA), OpenNet Initiative-Asia (ONI-Asia), etc. Recent articles he has published include: Harmonizing e-Government initiatives in the Philippines: a collaborative institutional framework and Social Media and Citizen-engagement: Two Cases from the Philippines.
He was the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator for the Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Grant, and Editor of the book ‘Living the Information Society in Asia’ (2009) (ISEAS Press).