Michiko is the Senior Social Development Specialist in the Philippines Country Office of ADB based in Manila. She is responsible for the social development and social safeguards issues for ADB supported development projects in the Philippines. Since joining ADB, Michiko has worked in multiple infrastructure teams and anchored social safeguards compliance together with other social dimensions and ensured quality assurance of investments. She has also held other social development positions in other multilateral banks, the United Nations, and in the private sector. One of her goals in working with indigenous peoples and other people/communities that are being affected by large infrastructure projects is to encourage the use of HIA and implement the guidelines on HIA. In 2007, Michiko was the health focal point for the ADB Lao Resident Mission managing projects to improve the health service delivery in Lao PDR. She has also supervised the publication of the Culture and Contexts Matter: Understanding and Preventing HIV in the Pacific. She has undertaken extensive work to build the capacity of HIV prevention in the Pacific region with a focus on Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia and Tuvalu through projects sponsored by the Asian Development Bank.