ISAGANI R. SERRANO
Isagani R. Serrano is the Senior Vice President of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) and works on development policy and advocacy. He became a Trustee of PRRM in 1999.
He joined PRRM
in 1986. Since then he has played a key role in revisioning PRRM’s mission,
philosophy and practice and in raising the profile of PRRM in local and
international development circles through his writings and representation. He
was among the founders of major coalitions like the Congress for a People's
Agrarian Reform, Freedom from Debt Coalition, Green Forum
include Civil Society in the Asia-Pacific
Region (CIVICUS, 1994), a collection of essays on environment and
development, Pay Now, Not Later
(1994), On Civil Society (1993), and
a poetry collection, Firetree (1985).
He contributed two chapters in the CIVICUS book CITIZENS (1995) and a chapter in the new CIVICUS book, Civil Society at the Millenium. He chaired the committee that drafted the Global Citizens’ Commitment for the 3rd
World Assembly of CIVICUS in September 1999 in
He got his MSc EE/DE (Master of Science in Environment & Development Education) from South Bank University London. His was formally trained in education, community organization and development management.
A social activist from the 1960s, he was associated with the Student Christian Movement, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and other progressive organizations. From 1968 to 1986, he was involved in different social movements. He was twice imprisoned for a total of seven years during martial law.
Gani, as called by
friends, was born on