We at the Climate Reality Project Philippines Branch are passionate and dedicated climate advocates who share the vision of a better reality for the Philippines and the world.
Having worked for almost a decade in the development sector, Nazca has gained political and technical expertise on climate policy development and advised key government officials to help shape and advance the country’s climate agenda, specifically in strengthening climate finance access, youth and stakeholder engagement, and climate advocacy-building, nationally and regionally.
She led the organization of the 2016 CVF Leadership Events that launched the 2016 Low Carbon Monitor Report, one of the first reports on keeping the 1.5ºC goal of global warming as well as the 13 panel sessions of the 2018 Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit, the first high-level online dialogue with heads of state.
She also engaged in collaborative researches on Sustainable Insurance Facility and climate risk insurance for the micro, small, and medium enterprises sectors of Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
She earned her degree in Political Science at De La Salle University, where she was an academic scholar.
Toff is a seasoned communications professional with over eight years of experience in working across various communication roles in the advertising industry, financial services industry, and the climate change and development sector. Prior to devoting his craft towards solving the climate crisis, Toff spearheaded advertising campaigns, developed and implemented media strategies, and mounted corporate social responsibility initiatives for top advertisers and multinational companies based in the Philippines. Much of his experience in the climate change sector stems from his work in the Philippine Climate Change Commission and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources where he led creative communications. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the University of Santo Tomas.
KJ has ten years of experience in external and internal communications work, with focus on political and climate change issues. Before joining the Branch, she worked as the speechwriter and communications lead of the Secretary of the Philippine Climate Change Commission, where she gained an in-depth understanding of climate change issues in the country. She was also part of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office under the Aquino administration, where she served as deputy head for the unit in charge of monitoring and analyzing political and socio-economic issues, trends in public opinion, and media landscape. She has a Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Ferth has spent most of his career undertaking research and policy advocacy, designing and spearheading projects, and establishing partnerships on a wide range of issues such as disaster management, peacebuilding, environmental action, and youth engagement. He is presently the project manager of Yayasan Peta Bencana (Disaster Map Foundation), a Southeast Asia-based non-profit organization, where he is responsible for co-supervising the development and replication of social media-powered and crowd-sourced infrastructures for community-based disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation from Indonesia to the Philippines. Ferth is also serving as vice chairperson and representative of young people from disaster-stricken sector at the United Nations Youth Advisory Board. He has worked with different non-governmental and academic organizations, including the Asia Foundation, StratSearch Foundation, Metro Manila Pride, Ateneo School of Government, ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program, and the East-West Center. He earned his Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Waseda University.
Ian is a strategic communications professional with engagements in the public and development sectors. He is a writer, editor, and researcher with over ten years of experience working for government agencies, policymakers, and organizations in the fields of climate change and communications. He provides strategic communications and messaging support for key leaders and officials in communicating climate science, policies, finance access, and initiatives. He previously served as Director for Citizen Engagement in the Aquino Administration’s Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in the Ateneo De Manila University in 2009.
Bianca is an incoming fourth-year Industrial Engineering student from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She is an environmental and ocean advocate, diver, and the President and Co-Founder of the Association for the Land & Ocean's Necessities (ALON), an organization within her university that strives to contribute to the earth’s positive change through the organization’s actions in nurturing life in all its diversity. Bianca is passionate about her advocacies and has been volunteering since high school for organizations dedicated to environmental affairs and social welfare. As a dedicated and driven student, she is taking this internship opportunity to learn more about how she will be able to contribute to environmental conservation and climate change awareness and action.
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