Joseph (Jed) Alegado's picture

Joseph (Jed) Alegado

Contact details

Nationality Filipino

Contact details:

Room: Stanner 1.21



Joseph Edward (Jed) B. Alegado is currently a PhD Candidate in the Resource, Environment and Development Group at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University with support from the Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP). He finished his Masters in Development Studies Major in Agrarian, Food, and Environmental Studies (AFES) at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) part of Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague, Netherlands. He gained his A.B. Major in Communication Minor in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He also has a Master in Public Management (MPM) degree from the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), Philippines.

Prior to joining Crawford, he was the Asia Pacific Communications Manager of #breakfreefromplastic, a global movement working to end plastic pollution through systemic changes where he has been instrumental in leading #breakfreefromplastic Asia Pacific’s communications work and in organizing capacity-building workshops on communications and campaigning for members in the region. Prior to this role, he has worked with Metrobank Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Metrobank, one of the Philippines’ largest banks and with the global non-profit Oxfam where he led campaigns such as GROW and the media and communications for humanitarian responses during typhoon Bopha (2012), supertyphoon Haiyan (2013) and typhoon Hagupit (2014). He also used to manage Project Agos, an online platform on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

He is also a part-time lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University where he teaches post-graduate courses on leadership communications, negotiations and conflict management, disaster risk reduction-climate change adaptation and strategic communications and undergraduate core courses on politics, governance, citizenship; and economy, society, and sustainable development.

PhD programme Public Policy in Environment and Resource Management

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Sango Mahanty

Associate Supervisors:

Dr. Keith Barney

Dr. Assa Doron

Dr. Julien-François Gerber

Dr. Kristian Karlo C. Saguin

Topic title Rethinking an alternative development path in the Global South: Unpacking Philippines’ Zero Waste Community Sites as a pathway for Degrowth


Alegado, J.E. (2021) Post-Haiyan: Alternatives for Disaster Management Law in the Philippines. In Mardiah, A., Bisri, M., & Olhansky, R. (Eds.) Post-Disaster Governance in Southeast Asia: Response, Recovery and Resilient Societies. New York: Springer.

Alegado, J.E. (2021) Is a better normal Philippines possible after COVID-19? Ensuring ecological solutions and a just recovery geared towards degrowth. In Dayrit, M., De Jesus, E., & Baysic, I. (Eds.) Countering COVID-19: Case Studies in Crisis Response. Quezon City: ADMU Press.

Alegado, J.E. (2021) Plastics and COVID-19: The Detritus of a Pandemic. In Li, K., Kunze, C., Alegado, J.E., and Juntilla, J. (Eds.) Plastic Atlas Asia. Hong Kong: Heinrich Boell Stiftung Hong Kong office, in cooperation with Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

Manahan, M., Villanueva, E., & Alegado J.E. (2020). (Re)constructing public services in the face of neoliberal governance: praxes of associative water systems in Metro Manila’s urban poor communities. Relaciones Internacionales, (45), 205-226.

Alegado, J.E. (2016). The Shifting Meaning of Brown Rice in the Filipino Diet: A Commodity Chain Analysis. Perspectives in Development: Best Student Essays of 2016-2017. International Institute of Social Studies (The Hague).

Alegado, J.E. (2016). The Global in the Local: The Role of Social Movements in Food Sovereignty Diffusion in the Philippines. Key Challenges in Rural Development: Bringing economics, management, and social sciences into practices: Discussion Paper. Institute for Sustainable Economic Development. Universitat fur Bodekultur Wien.

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Updated:  21 March 2023/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team