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Meet the Net-Works Philippines Team – Part 1

Meet the Net-Works Philippines Team - Part 1

Net-Works began in the Philippines. The first pilot project took place in 2012 in the Danajon Bank, one of only six double barrier reefs in the world. Since then, we have expanded to three other areas – the Bantyan Islands, Northern Iloilo and Negros Islands – and there are 27 communities taking part.

The Philippines team are the driving force behind Net-Works’ successful growth. They do everything from organizing net collection operations, to setting up community banks, to providing training and mentoring to the communities on conservation and sustainable fisheries. The model they have helped to establish has become the blueprint for replicating Net-Works in other countries around the world.

To give more of an insight into how Net-Works operates, this ‘Meet the Philippines Team’ blog series will introduce the seven team members and share a little about each person’s role. First up it’s Project Manager Madz and Operations Manager Mia. In the next blog we’ll introduce Fidel, Smith and Ricky, and then it’s Frenz and Hazel’s turn. We hope you enjoy meeting them all!

 

The Philippines team and communities were recently featured in The Economist’s ‘The Earth Circle’ film. Check it out here.

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