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Nimfa L. Bracamonte

Sociologist,

Expertise: Sociology, Social Sciences

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.

Affiliation

Professor V1, Dept. of Sociology, Mindanao State University (MSU-IIT), Iligan City

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member

Employment

    • Hope for Change, Incorporation, Consultant
    • JSI/RTI, Project Consultant, 2002-2003
    • ENR Consultants, Incorporation, Consultant, 2003 F-My

Award

    • 2nd Best Paper - Development Research Category, 16th NOMCARRD Regional Symposium on R & D Highlights, 2004 Ag 5-6
    • 1st Runner Up Best Paper , 2nd MSU-IIT Annual In House Review of R &D Projects, 2004 Je 24-25
    • Best Poster Rainforestation in Mt. Malindang Natural Park, 7th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research & Development Project, 2009 Je 24
    • Best Paper.Social Science Professional Category, 7th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research & Development Project, 2009 Je 24
    • 2nd Place. Best Paper (Research Graduate Level), 7th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research & Development Project, 2009 Je 24
    • First Place. Best Paper (Research Undergraduate Level), 7th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research & Development Project, 2009 Je 24
    • Plaque of Appreciation (35 years of service to MSU-IIT), 41st Charter Anniversary, 2009 Jl 12
    • Best Poster Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation of Critical Resources in Mt.Diwata Range, Agusa, National Conference on Research in Higher Education, 2009 N 12-13

Research

    • The socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of critical resources in Agusan de Sur [Completed]
    • Barangay screening survey of water sources, practices and utilization [Completed]
    • The Logum-Baobo River Irrigation Project in Veruela, Agusan del Sur: A Social impact assessment [Completed]
    • Social acceptability and marketability of WFMCs in Muslim-Dominated Areas of Mindanao [Completed]
    • A situational analysis of child prostitution [Completed]
    • Hydroelectric Project Feasibility Study of Agus III Hydroelectric Power Plant [Completed]
    • Ancestral domain claim of the Higaunons [Completed]
    • Rebuilding two communities [Completed]
    • Street adolecents in Davao City [Completed]
    • Envolving a development framework [Completed]
    • Survey of indegenous People's access and utilization of ECD Service in Regions 6, 7 and 12 [Completed]
    • Social acceptability survey - Focus [Completed]
    • Participatory action research on working children in Iligan City [On-Going]
    • Social acceptability and marketability of well-family and midwife clinics in Muslim-dominated areas of Mindanao [On-Going]
    • EIA on Mining in Dinagat Island [Ongoing]
    • EIA on Bioethanol Plant at Cagayan de Oro City [Ongoing]
    • Monitoring of the Rainforestation Project in Sebucal, Mt. Malindang Range [Ongoing]
    • Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation of Critical Resources in Agusan Del Sur (Focus: Mt. Diwata): A Consolidated Report [Completed]
    • Particapatory Rapid Appraisal of Barangay Tibanga [Completed]
    • EIA on Chromite and Nickel Mining in Dinagat Islands [Ongoing]
    • Monitoring of the Rainforestation Project in Sebucal, Mt. Malindang Range [Ongoing]

Papers Presented

    • The Essence of Development as Epitomized in Formal and Alternative Educational Settings: A Discourse, 26th Annual National UGAT Conference, Inc., Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City
    • The Logum-Baobo River Irrigation Project in Veruela, Agusan del Sur: A Social Impact Assessment, 16th NOMCARRD Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights, Central Mindanao University, Musuan Bukidnon City
    • Evolving a Development Framework for the Sama Dilaut in an Urban Center in Southern Philippines, International Conference on Bajau/Sama Communities, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
    • Gender Concerns on Campus, Faculty Orientation-Seminar on Gender and Development, Iligan City
    • The Logum-Baobo River Irrigation Project in Veruela, Agusan del Sur: A Social Impact Assessment, 2nd MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research and Development Projects, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • The Working Children in Iligan City: A Participatory Action Research, Action Planning Conference for Working Children, Maria Cristina Hotel, Iligan City
    • Cultural Survival: The Case of the Higaunon Tribe in Southern Philippines, International Center, Manila, Philippines
    • Gender Encounter in the Streets: The Buntog in Davao City, 3rd National Conference
    • Empowering women Thru Rights and Reproductive Health, Women's Month in Tubod, Lanao del Norte
    • Survival in an Urban Setting: Where to Sama Dilaut, 24th National UGAT Conference
    • The Children of Today: A Brief Situationer, The Orientation on the Rights of the Child
    • Harmonious Assertiveness, Training of Peace and Building Skills for the Barangay Officials and other Residents, Iligan Center for Peace Education and Research and Philippine Business Social Progress
    • Envolving a Development Framework for the San Dilaut in an Urban Center in Southern Philippines, 6th APSSA Conference in Kunming, China
    • Survey of Indigenous Poeple's Access to and Utilization of ECD services in Region VI, 1st MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research and Development Projects
    • Barangay Screening Survey of Water Sources, Utilization and Practices, 1st MSU-IIT Annual In-house Review of Research and Development Projects
    • Enhancing Indigenous People's Access to and utilization of ECD Services in Region VI, 15th NOMCARRD Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights
    • Access to Utilization of maternal Care Services among the Indigenous Peoples of Region VI, 2nd National Conference on Philippine Health Social Science
    • Relief and Psychosocial Development Work with the Internally Development Persons of Lanao, 4th National Women's Studies Association of the Philippines
    • Survey of indigenous peoples' access to and utilization of ECD services in Region V1, 1st MSU -IIT Annual In-House Review of R&D Projects, Iligan City
    • Social and economic aspects of the Agusan Marsh key biodiversity Area, 1st Scientific Conference on the Agusan Marsh, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
    • Social Science Research in Mindanao: Issues and Challenges, 6th General Membership Assembly of the NRCP Mindanao Regional Cluster
    • Women and Water.Forum on Gender and Environmental Concerns, Sociology Department, CASS, Mini Theatre, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Educating the communities on the Condition of the Environment: Insights from the field, Biology Department and OVCRE. Mini Theatre, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Butterfly Farming, Department of Sociology, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Participation of the Indigenous Peoples in the Hydropower Development Project in Talakag, Bukidnon, 7th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research & Development Projects, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Kamayo Women in Conflict Management in Barangay Soriano, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, 7th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research & Development Projects, MSU-IIT Board Room
    • Rido Among Maranaos in Pualas, Lanao del Sur, 7th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research & Development Projects, MSU-IIT Board Room
    • Rainforestation in Mount Malindang Natural Park, Philippines for Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Security, 7th MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research & Development Projects, MSU-IIt Board Room
    • Rainforestation in Mount Malindang Natural Park, Philippines for Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Security, NOMCARRD's 21st Regional Research and Development Highlights
    • Barangay Screening Survey of Water Resources, Utilization and Practices in Iligan City, Iligan Rivers Summit
    • Social Forces and Critical Resources in Mt. Diwata Range, Agusan del Sur, Philippine Sociological Society National Conference
    • Indigenous People and the Hydropower Development Project in Talakag, Bukidnon, Philippine Sociological Society National Conference
    • Rainforestation and Livelihood Security Among the Indigenous People of Mount Malindang, Philippines:Response to Climate Change, 9th Annual Scientific Convention of the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc. MSU-IIT Iligan City
    • Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation of Critical Resources in Mt. Diwata Range, Agusan del Sur, National Conference on Research in Higher Education
    • The Socioeconomic Dimension of Mining: The Case of La Purisma, Prosperidad Agusan del Sur, 7th General Assembly of the NRCP Mindanao Regional Cluster
    • Rainforestation and Livelihood Security Among the Indigenous People on Mount Malindang, Philippines: Response to Climate Change, 7th General Assembly of the NRCP Mindanao Regional Cluster
    • Critical Resources in Mt. Diwata Range, Agusan del Sur: Oppurtunities Towards Integrated Biodiversity Management and Conservation, 7th General Assembly of the NRCP Mindanao Regional Cluster

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Ph.D. in Sociology, 1996

Publication

    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2003) Working children in Iligan City: A participatory action research (A Primer)
    • A Publication of Hope for Change Inc., Iligan City
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2008 Ja-Je) The socioeconomic and and cultural dimensions of critical resources in Mt. Sambilikan, Diwata Range, Agusan del Sur
    • Journal of Nature Studies Volume 7, No. 1
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2008) Social and economic aspects of the Agusan Marsh key biodiversity Area
    • Proceedings of the 1st Scientific Conference on the Agusan Marsh, Butuan City,Agusan del Norte (UNESCO Jakarta Office and Philippine Council for for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2003) Envolving a development framework for the Sama Dilaut in an Urban Center in Southern Philippines
    • Lectern Volume 9
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2004 Ja) Relief and psychological development work with the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Lanao
    • Lectern Volume 10, No. 1
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (1999) The ancestral domain claim of the Higaunon in Cauyonan, Opol, Misamis Oriental
    • The Mindanao Forum Volume 14
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (1999) Child rearing practices among the mamanuas of Pangaylan, Santiago, Agusan del Norte
    • The Mindanao Forum Volume 14, No. 1
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2001) Cultural survival: The case of the Higaunon tribe in the Southern Philippines
    • Lectern, MSU-IIT
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2002) The ethnic dimension in an Industrial Setting: Muslim Workers on Mindanao
    • Mindanao Journal Volume 25
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2009) Introductory Sociology Workbook
    • Sociology Department, CASS, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Bracamonte, N.L, (2009) Extent Circulation: Sociology Faculty and Students enrolled in Sociology 1 Research and Development for Mindanao
    • Sociology Department, CASS, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2009) The Ethnic Dimension in an Industrial Setting: Muslim Workers on Mindanao
    • Sociology Department, CASS, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2009) Child Prostitution as a New Form of Slavery in the Face of Globalization
    • Sociology Department, CASS, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2009) Conjuncture, Confluence, Configuration: Turning Points in the Narratives of Former Revolutionaries
    • Sociology Department, CASS, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2009) Abstract of Paper Barangay Screening Survey of Water Resources, Utilization and Practices in Iligan City
    • PAEPI-Iligan
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2009) Abstract of Paper Social Forces and Critical Resources in Mt. Diwata Range, Agusan Del Sur
    • PSS Center
    • Bracamonte, N.L., (2009) Abstract of Paper Indigenous Peoples and the Hydropower Development Project in Talakag, Bukidnon
    • PSS Center

Trainings

    • Women's Month in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, 2002, Lanao del Norte
    • 6th APSSA Conference, 2002, Kunming, China
    • Action Planning Conference for Working Children, 2004, Maria Cristina Hotel, Iligan City
    • 2nd MSU-IIT Annual In-House Review of Research and Development Projects, 2005, MSU-IIT, Iligan City
    • Faculty Orientation-Seminar on Gender and Development, 2004, Iligan City
    • International Conference on Bajau/Sama Communities, 2004, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
    • 16th NOMCARRD Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights, 2004, Central Mindanao University, Musuan Bukidnon City