The NEXCITIES Project Partners

Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands

The Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCPW) is a non-stock, non-profit corporation that  promote the wise use of wetlands in the Philippines by facilitating linkages and networking among wetland advocates locally and abroad, and engaging in wetland conservation activities. 

It is the premiere wetland-focused NGO in the Philippines.

For Project NexCities, SCPW leads the partnership’s training and communication work package.

Amy Lecciones

Amy Lecciones

Amy Lecciones is the Vice-President and Executive Director of SCPW and the Ramsar NGO Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) Focal Point for the Philippines. She leads the training and communication work package of the project including stakeholder engagement with communities, policy institutions, local government units and NGOs for Project NexCities.

Catriona Devanadera

Engr. Ma. Catriona E. Devanadera

Engr. Devanadera is an environmental engineer and a faculty member of the UPLB. She is involved in projects related to water and wastewater treatment, constructed wetlands treatment system, watershed management plan, sustainability planning, wetland management and conservation. She is the co-Team Leader for curriculum development and training under the SCPW for Project NexCities.

aaron lecciones

Arch. Aaron Lecciones

Arch. Aaron Lecciones is a Special Projects Officer at the SCPW and Director of Extension Services Program at the UP College of Architecture. He specialises in the sustainability and human ecological aspects of design in the built and natural environment. He is the co-Team Leader for Communication and Documentation for Project NexCities.

Dr. Sutirtha Sahariah

Dr Sutirtha Sahariah

Dr Sutirtha Sahariah is a Development Specialist with previous experience as a researcher, consultant, and a journalist. His expertise in communication strategies will guide the project towards higher visibility and stronger stakeholder engagements.

Jose Carlo Quintos

Jose Carlo H. Quintos

Jose Carlo H. Quintos is a Project Officer at the SCPW. He has assisted and handled a variety of environmental conservation-based projects and activities, particularly community-based conservation efforts and awareness raising projects for the youth. He is the Communications Project Officer for Project NexCities.

Pat Labitoria

A graduate of BS Environmental Planning and Management, Pat has been involved in cosmology research,environmental education, development of a Philippine Green Building Rating System, and wetlands conservation.

She was also a corps member and then a volunteer specialist in Earth Corps, a Seattle, WA non-profit where she did hands-on environmental restoration work.

She is the Communications Assistant for project NexCities.

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