Former Collaborating Researcher
Marlyne Sahakian collaborated with UNRISD on the project Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development (2011-2012). For the project she spoke at the UNRISD conference on the issue held in October 2011 and authored the paper "A Matter of Trust in Metro Manila: Collective action towards challenging norms in ‘green economy’ transitions" in Development (Volume 55, Number 1).
At the time of her collaboration with UNRISD, she was a researcher interested in how transitions towards more sustainable societies can be made possible from the perspective of household consumption patterns, building on over ten years of professional experience in marketing and communications. The focus of her doctoral dissertation was on energy consumption in Metro Manila, a growing mega city in Southeast Asia.