Silla, Jerome

Research Associate

  • Jerome Silla
    Jingumae 5-53-70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
    The Philippines

    Research Interests

    • Climate change education
    • Cultural heritage preservation and safeguarding using ICT
    • Education for sustainable development
    • innovation and new technology
    • Water resources and coastal disaster management


    • MEng in International Development Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    • BS in Civil Engineering (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

    Biographical Statement

    Jerome Silla is a Research Associate for the Innovation and Education (IVE) Programme at UNU-IAS. He specialises in the fields of ICT integration for cultural heritage safeguarding and preservation, international development engineering, and water resources and coastal disaster management.

    Mr Silla is currently involved in a research project that aims to enhance the intangible cultural heritage (ICH) safeguarding in Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. His works include ICH database training and development, community-driven ICH inventorying, and teacher training for ICH integration in formal and informal education. He also takes part in climate change education activities and capacity-building programmes under ProSPER.Net and K-Eco Global Net-Zero Partnership.

  • Conference Proceedings

    • Silla, J. & Takada, J. 2020. “Analysis of intangible-tangible heritage interdependency and threats affecting intangible cultural heritage transmission: Case of Luang Prabang, Laos”, Conference Proceedings in the 31st Annual Conference of Japan Society for International Development (JASID).


    • Silla, J. & Takada, J. 2019. “Leveraging ICT for ICH Safeguarding in the Town of Luang Prabang World Heritage Site”, Presented at Luang Prabang World Heritage Office, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.
    • Silla, J. & Takagi, H. 2017. “Forecasting extreme storm surges in Manila Bay: The adverse combination of unusual tropical cyclone tracks and the southwest monsoon”. Tokyo Tech Disaster Research Report (1): 5-8.