ACEF Speaker 2019

Adelaida Roman

Senior Program Specialist/Head, Air and Atmospheric Pollution Cluster,
Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology (RRC.AP, AIT)

Ms. Adelaida B. Roman is presently working as Senior Programme Specialist and the Head of Air and Atmospheric Pollution Cluster at the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology (RRCAP, AIT), based in Thailand since 2012. She is now coordinating the activities of the ""Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration)"", an intergovernmental network dealing with transboundary air pollution in eight countries of South Asia, as well as the Project “Sustainable Low Emissions Transport”. Roman worked as Programme Officer (2002-2006) and Coordinator (2007-2011) of Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) Secretariat at then United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), RRC.AP, Thailand.

Ms. Roman is a veteran in the field of environment management with a focus on acid deposition, air pollution and climate change. Roman began her foray in the field of environment and climate change in the Philippines where she worked for the Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB/DENR), for almost 20 years. She has been involved in various projects on air pollution sponsored by international development agencies in EMB which include, among others: Project Manager of the project entitled ""Development of Model Strategies/Plans on Acid Deposition Monitoring in the Philippines"" funded by the Japan Government; Project Manager for ""Air Quality Management Project"" financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and Assistant Project Manager of “Energy Sector Project” funded by the World Bank. She was part of the Technical Secretariat for the Philippines Inter-Agency Committee on Climate Change (IACCC) in EMB. She graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Roman also graduated and obtained the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of the Philippines.


  • Session 1.4: New Energy Solutions: Multi-Benefit Opportunities for Cities