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Mary Ann B. Manahan

Mary Ann B. Manahan is a research associate with Focus on the Global South (Focus), Philippines Programme. She joined Focus in March 2003 and work on the  commons (Reclaiming the Commons Programme) such as information/knowledge, land and water, particularly on how international financial institutions and corporations privatize and appropriate the commons, reform or improvement of public utilities and community-management of utilities and resources. Her work includes development policy research, advocacy and action, and grassroots capacity building as well as documentation of the responses of social movements and broader civil society including alternatives mapping and building.