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Principal Safeguards Specialist, Office of Safeguards, Asian Development Bank
Joyce oversees the application of ADB’s safeguards and social policies in processing and implementing sovereign and non-sovereign projects in ADB’s Private Sector and Pacific operations. She supervises a team of environment and social experts who assists borrowers, clients, and project teams in designing and implementing measures that aim to prevent and mitigate undue harm to people and their environment. Joyce holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s in Sociology from the University of the Philippines–Diliman.
Labor, health, and safety measures ensure that the rights and welfare of both local and migrant workers are protected.
Experience from a hydropower project in Pakistan shows how construction workers’ welfare, which is usually overlooked, can be served better.