Talk Title: Healing the Earth – Sustainable Environment and Community Land Management in Southeast Asia
About: Pedro Walpole is Director of Research at the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines. He works in sustainable environment and community land management in Southeast Asia, with mainly local communities, universities, international organisations and governments. He practices a people-focused approach to capacity building and seeks to promote more lasting partnerships through research, consultation, and policy building to support local populations and governments. He is the Global Coordinator for Ecojesuit, Research Director for the Environmental Science for Social Change, and Network Coordinator for the River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network.
Pedro also directs the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center, an upland basic education program and technical training for indigenous children in northern Mindanao that has its own culture-based curriculum and promotes multi-language education and the use of the mother tongue. He continues to live with the Pulangiyēn, an upland indigenous community in Mindanao.