Program Assistant / Community Officer
Rodolfo (Ronet) grew up in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. He worked as a fishpond labourer at an early age during school breaks. He was awarded a full scholarship at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, where he finished a course in Inland Fisheries. He worked for an NGO for a decade helping farmers and fishers in setting up village-level socio-economic projects, one of which is the export of muscovado sugar to Third World Shops in Europe by small scale farmers in Janiuay, Iloilo.
He studied Environmental Decision Making and Environment and Natural Resources Management (Upland Track) at the Open University of the United Kingdom and University of the Philippines and Development Studies at De La Salle University.
He worked for Voluntary Services Overseas International for a decade as program coordinator in natural resources in the Philippines, that later included Indonesia and Thailand.
He worked as an independent consultant for development projects for more than a decade.
He was a volunteer assessor for the Philippine Council for NGO Certification and served as member of the Board of an NGO supporting small-scale fishers. Rodolfo is a keen birder since 2015.
With D’Aboville Foundation, he will support the technical team in their work with indigenous peoples, linking with government and non-government agencies, and enhancing the capacity of government field personnel and their partners in using technology in law enforcement and tamaraw conservation.