This spring, three emerging leaders from the Philippines, namely: Juvelyn Boniba-Pamonag (National Economic and Development Authority, Region-VI), Jerico Roy Germar (Department of Social Welfare and Development Central Office), and Cirilo Lagnason, Jr. (Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region XII), head to the United States of America to participate in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program on Environmental Sustainability. The young Filipino professionals get an opportunity to learn about environmental sustainability and local governance in Oregon, Florida and Wisconsin, respectively.
The Professional Fellows Program provides an opportunity for young leaders to learn through a fellowship. Participants work directly with counterparts in local government offices to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional contacts to address challenges and create new opportunities in their home communities.
The Professional Fellows Program on Environmental Sustainability is implemented by the International County/Country Management Association (ICMA) from April 22 to May 31, 2019.