Member, Expert Advisory Group

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer is a full professor at the University of the Philippines, teaching courses and publishing on comparative governments and politics of Southeast Asia, human rights, peace processes, and democratization.

Miriam previously headed the Government of the Philippines panel in the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that culminated in the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in March 2014. She led governmental negotiations, consultation, and strategizing processes, and was also responsible for setting up the peace infrastructure and supervising the first two years of implementing the accord.

Miriam is also a former member of the UN Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers, where she supported UN engagements in the Maldives, Afghanistan, and the ASEAN region.

Miriam has also been extensively involved in national civil society campaigns, co-leading the initiative to draft the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security that was adopted by the Philippine government in 2010. In addition, she has been part of international CSO-led human rights/peace missions in Nepal, East Timor, Cambodia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Sudan.

Miriam was one of the four recipients of the 2023 Ramon Magsaysay Awards for championing inclusivity and women’s participation in peace-building.