Mig Alphonso is committed to investigating the challenges and opportunities for greater gender and social inclusion in the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable, clean energy systems. She is a strong community builder with local and global field experience in designing and implementing transformative programs on environment and development, community engagement, and gender equality and social inclusion.
She has researched and delivered programs on international cooperation on environment and development, including improving governance capacity for green transformation, renewable energy, and civil society participation. Mig has led programs and presented on the intersections between gender, sustainable development, and environment as it relates to policy and practice.
With a master’s degree in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University, her research examined the link between trends in the global political economy, microfinance and gender. She also holds a bachelor’s degree (double major) in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Victoria that focused on the gender impacts of climate change and environmental degradation.