Dr. Nimfa Bracamonte is recognized A PhD Sociology holder from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Dr. Nimfa L. Bracamonte is a recently-retired professor of Sociology and Sustainable Development Studies for 42 years. She is a former Director for Extension at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, a prime university in Southern Philippines. As such, she has been heavily engaged in various extension and research undertakings focused on disaster risk reduction, peace and conflict, women, children and health, indigenous peoples and indigenous knowledge management, biodiversity, environment impact assessment, and other environment-related studies. Under the auspices of the International Mining for Development Center & Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia, she facilitated the project on “Establishing a Stakeholder Dialogue to Develop a Shared Agenda for Mining Development in the Philippines” in 2014-2015. She was also involved in the FEMPOV project implemented by Australian Research Council and Australian National University in Canberra, Australia in 2010-2012. She is not only a long-time member of the Philippine Sociological Society, but also a current member of international professional organizations such as the Asia-Pacific Sociological Association (APSA) and International Sociological Association (ISA). Her passion lies in her academic and extension involvement with the Bajau of Iligan City where she runs an alternative learning school in their settlement in Iligan City.