Clarisse Dacanay


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Clarisse provides in-depth research and analysis on the political, economic and regulatory environment, as well as on the threats and opportunities for BGA clients. She is responsible for monitoring regional and international developments, specifically in the field of defense and security, as well as global politics and economic trends.

Prior to working with BGA, Clarisse was a program associate for the International Development Law Organization, where she provided support in the implementation of a project on enhancing the institutional capacity of prosecutors for the Office of the Ombudsman and the Department of Justice. She also contributed to the legal research, design and data gathering for a compendium of anti-corruption laws.

In 2017, Clarisse was a defense research officer in the Office of the Assistance Naval Chief of Staff for Plans in the Philippine Navy, where she provided research and analysis on maritime security, foreign policy and defense-related issues and topics. She also liaised with government and military officials, academics and other defense-related actors and coordinated with foreign counterparts for bilateral and multilateral talks, defense symposiums and conferences.

Clarisse was one of the first Philippine youth delegates to the summit on Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Atrocity Prevention in the Asia-Pacific, in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Centre on the Responsibility to Protect, the University of Queensland, Chulalongkorn University and the Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

She holds a double bachelor’s degree in legal management and diplomacy and international relations from the Ateneo de Manila University.

She concurrently serves as a research associate at the Stratbase ADR Institute focused on defense and security, global politics and economic trends and implementing the institute’s activities and programs with government, the private sector and civil society.

  • Research Associate, Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (2019 – Present)
  • Program Associate, International Development Law Organization – Philippines (2018)
  • Program Assistant, Ateneo de Manila University – Department of Political Science (2018)
  • Defense Research Officer, The Philippine Navy (2017)


  • Asia
  • Philippines

Functional Expertise

  • Business
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Government
  • Government Affairs
  • Management
  • Policy
  • Public Affairs
  • Research & Development
  • Strategy


  • Defense
  • E-Commerce
  • Food & Beverage
  • Government
  • Government Affairs
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Not for Profit
  • Public Relations
  • Retail
  • Think Tank
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Ateneo de Manila University (2017)— Diplomacy and International Relations Specializing in East and Southeast Asia
  • Ateneo de Manila University (2016)— Legal Management