02-20-2020. I just completed my contract as Technical Advisor of Let Us Create Futures, a child-focused non-profit in Cambodia. I also advised two provincial NGO networks in Cambodia as Organizational Development Specialist for VSO. Before working in Cambodia, I worked as a social development professional in the Philippines for more than 15 years. As an independent consultant, I did projects for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), German Aid (GIZ) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), among others. I also worked at the Philippine Red Cross, Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), Sagip Pasig Movement (SPM), LifeBank Foundation (LBF) and other development organizations.
I trained as a Climate Presenter for Nobel Prize Laureate Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project (TCRP) in Jakarta in January 2011. I also participated in the Asia Pacific Climate Change Leadership Conference in Australia. Since then, I have conducted more than 70 climate presentations in key cities all over the Philippines and some in Cambodia and have reached more than 20,000 participants from various sectors. My climate awareness initiative was featured in the coffee table book Climate Adaptation, Best Practices in the Philippines, published by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in 2012. In 2016, I was mentor and speaker in the 31st International Training of The Climate Reality Project in Sofitel, Manila attended by 700 participants from all over the world. On Earth Day 2017, I was awarded the first Luntiang Dahon (Green Leaf) Award for Climate Leadership.
I am the initiator of Vision: Vegan World, Vision: Vegan Cambodia, and Disposable Bottle Busters, online communities campaigning against animal cruelty and the use of disposable plastics, respectively. I have been a Fellow of the Circle for Engaged Foresight since 2012 and currently Futures Learning Advisor of the Center for Engaged Foresight. I dable in writing short stories and poerty. I consider myself a cultural creative.
I am interested in climate futures, environmental sustainability, animal rights, and the transformative power of cultural creatives and the civil society. I blog to share my thoughts and positive narratives that I hope would have meaning for some people out there.
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