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.
Aimee is a human resources professional with over 10 years of corporate work experience in different local and multinational industries. With her experience in organizational development, training and employee engagement, Aimee is deeply passionate about promoting learning and wellbeing. She is a Climate Reality Leader having joined the 2020 Global training which solidified her inner passion for community work and service. Being an advocate for the environment, she co-founded RE-Store MNL, a small shop promoting refill and reuse in Paranaque City. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences at the University of the Philippines Baguio.
With over 10 years of experience in the startup world, Paula is a seasoned Operations and an ASANA Certified Pro project manager, digital storyteller, and community builder who is currently dipping her toes into user experience, service design, and growth hacking.
A strong advocate and positive activist, she is actively involved in projects promoting open-source programs, community empowerment, and sustainability. She is a Climate Reality Philippines Leader and Mentor, Chapter Director for Startup Grind Cebu, and a volunteer for Project Sharklink and Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project.
She previously worked as an Associate for Partnerships for Rare Organisation's Fish Forever in the Philippines and volunteered as Cebu City Ambassador for InterNations Organisation and as Project Assistant for Fundlife International's Football for Life Program.
She started a grassroots movement called Project Library in the Philippines which helps underprivileged communities in remote areas gain access to books and reading materials as well as Ocean Love Philippines which uses social media to spread awareness on pressing environmental issues and to promote a sustainable lifestyle and the circular economy.
When not working, you can find her exploring offbeat destinations (scuba diving, surfing or eating), streaming about local culture, or prowling across the world wide web in search of new knowledge, unique technologies and good stories. She is often mesmerized by puns, books and adventures.
Babes has been working in the development sector for 16 years. She is a specialist in training, institution and community development, information, education, and communication (IEC), and gender and social inclusion. She received her Master’s degree in Management for Instruction Systems Management from the Liceo de Cagayan University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Development Communication from Central Mindanao University.
Aside from being a broadcast journalist since 1997, Babes served as the Project Coordinator of the Global Fund for Malaria Component Project for 10 years and as Training and IEC Specialist of the Philippine Cold Chain Project, which was implemented by Winrock International funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. She also recently served as the Institution and Gender Officer of a special project implemented through a financing agreement between the Philippine Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), where she gained experience in strengthening fishing organizations not only for livelihood development and coastal resource management but also for building climate-resilient communities.
During the lockdown brought about by COVID-19 pandemic, Babes completed 21 short courses from different universities around the world, including “Introduction to Climate Change and Health” from Yale University.
Martina is a fresh graduate of the Management Engineering program of the Ateneo de Manila University. As she enters the real world, she is motivated to work for the greater good of society. This is why she advocates for environmental sustainability and mental health. Her dream is to make her advocacies more known and accessible across the Philippines, in the hopes of elevating every Filipino's standard of living. With this, Martina is determined to contribute and immerse herself in numerous sustainability and well-being campaigns. Throughout her internship, she aims to promote volunteerism and empower the youth to make a positive change in the world, as well as move one step closer to becoming an effective Climate Reality Leader.
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The Climate Reality Project Philippines, hosted by the Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities, is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are also committed to infusing the framework and values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) into our internal and external work, ensuring that all aspects of the organization, from human resources to programming and outreach reflect these values. Hence, applicants from diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, race, and background are welcome to apply. Please visit this page regularly for employment opportunities you may be interested in.
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