Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group)
Elenita “Neth” Daño is Asia Director of the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group) based in Davao City, southern Philippines. ETC Group is an international civil society organization that monitors the impacts of new and emerging technologies on marginalized communities, tracks corporate concentration and governance in food and agriculture, and investigates erosion of biodiversity. Neth earned her bachelor’s degree in Development Studies (cum laude) and graduate degree in Community Development from the University of the Philippines. She is a researcher who has done in-depth analysis and published work on various issues in agriculture, plant genetic resources, new technologies and climate change in developing countries, particularly in Southeast Asia. She represented environmental non-governmental organizations in the Advisory Board to the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the operational arm of the Technology Mechanism of the UNFCCC, and in global environmental governance discussions at the UN. In 2016, she was appointed for a two-year term by the UN Secretary-General in the 10-Member Group that supports the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM).