Paz H. Diaz, PhD. has worked for over 40 years in the field of communication and small business entrepreneurship in the Philippines and abroad. She worked as a consultant with the UN-International Labour Organisation in Africa and Asia, World Vision, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Technical Cooperation Agency GTZ), TECHNONET ASIA, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (ICRC), and the World Bank. She served in various countries, including Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, the Gambia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Lesotho, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She received training on entrepreneurship in India, the UK, and Switzerland while she trained to be a trainer in Ireland. She co-edited four volumes containing 15 case studies per volume on Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) published in 2008 and 2009 by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). She participated as Knowledge Management Specialist in the World Bank Project: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, City-to-City Sharing Initiative for Developing Countries, in Quito, Kathmandu, and Makati, from 2010 – 2013.
Dr. Diaz is a communications consultant, researcher, case writer, media literacy expert, trainer, and training materials developer. Her research work spans both quantitative and qualitative research studies for organizations, among which are the UNESCO, UNICEF, and the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation. From 2000 – 2003, she wrote the scripts for video documentaries submitted to the Occupation Safety and Health Center of the Department of Labor and the ILO on the following topics: Child Laborers in Small-Scale Gold Mining Sites, Hidden Child Laborers in Marikina’s Shoe Factories, Steven Johnson’s Syndrome and Other Diseases Acquired by Women in the Workplace, Safety and Health in the Small-Scale Industry Sector, and Saving Children from Exploitation in Biñan.
She participated in the writing and development of a Handbook for the Reintegration of Overseas Filipino Workers (2018); and two publications on teaching entrepreneurship, which include Windows to Entrepreneurship: A Teaching Guide (2014) for trainers or faculty members, and a partner textbook for learners, Entrepreneurship Study and Practice (2016).