In 2018, Dr. Rogelio T. Andrada II, Deputy Director of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME) and Head of the Botanic Gardens, Parks and Ecotourism Division (BGPED) of MCME presented the case of Mount Makiling Forest Reserve ASEAN Heritage Park (MMFR AHP) in relation to its sustainable forest management and tourism practices during a workshop held in Jeju Island, South Korea. After evaluation by the workshop organizers, MCME was chosen along with other four countries with best practices.
Yesterday, 10 December 2019 the MCME received the award of best practices during the 1st day of the Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development on 10-14 December 2019, held at UNITAR CIFAL Jeju Peace Center, South Korea. Dr. Andrada, received the award in behalf of MCME. He also served as one of the resource speaker of the workshop.
Kyung Hoon Sul, Director of UNITAR CIFAL Jeju, presented the award to Dr. Andrada with Mr. Saiful Islam, City Planner of the Ministry of Local Government in Bangladesh receiving the same award.
By For. Mae Belen L. Putian
Photos credit to: Dr. Rogelio T. Andrada II