Photo by PH-EITI

Photo courtesy of PH-EITI

Rodne ‘Rod’ R. Galicha serves as Philippine Manager of Washington-based The Climate Reality Project (TCRP), founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore. He has mentored TCRP climate leaders at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings in Indonesia, United States, South Africa, Australia, and Brazil.

Rod is currently the chairperson of I Am Making a Difference or I AM MAD cause oriented group doing innovative educational programs around the Philippines which was founded by a 2012 Search for Outstanding Volunteer national youth awardee. He is also the chairperson and president of Bayay Sibuyanon Inc., a local organization in Romblon province working on cultural heritage and ecology. For Greenpeace Philippines, he serves as vice chairperson.

In 2013, he received the Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan national individual award and tthe 2014 MIMAROPA Regional Volunteer Award from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

Strategically engaging with the government, he is a voting member of Romblon Provincial Development Council and the MIMAROPA Regional Development Council while serving as the the Vice Head of the National Central Cultural Communities Committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). He is currently lobbying for the inclusion of NCCA as member of regional development councils.

The author of the book We Are Nature, Rod is an alumnus of formerly known as Sibuyan Polytechnic College, now Romblon State University, and of the Eccelesiastical Faculties of the University of Santo Tomas (Manila) where he finished Baccalaureate in Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts Classical. He was a visiting scholar at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) in 2009.

He previously worked with the Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Legal Rights and Natural Resources/Kasama sa Kalikasan – Friends of the Earth Phils. (LRC-KsK/FoE Phils.), Alyansa Tigil Mina, and Bank Information Center.

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