Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS), Inc.

Mark Peñalver

2024 Advisory Board | Engage 2023 Winner | Engage 2022 Engage Winners Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

Mark Peñalver is a lawyer having been admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2017. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Ateneo de Davao University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Mindanao. Currently, he is serving as the Executive Director of Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS), Inc. a policy advocacy and environmental non-government organization with a primary focus on watershed protection and conservation and the promotion of urban sustainable transformation. As such, he represents the organization in different local special bodies in Davao City, among others, the City Development Council, Local Zoning and Review Committee, Watershed Management Council, and Davao City Climate Change Committee.

As an environmental lawyer he advocates for an inclusive policy development and implementation through active community participation.

He is an alumnus of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) – Professional Fellows Program on Sustainable Development and the Environment by the United States Department of State-Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He recently participated in the nature-based/regenerative placemaking sandbox hosted by the University of Melbourne, Australia with support from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Events with Mark Peñalver

Tue | Nov 07, 2023 | 11.30 AM - 01.00 PM Berlin Time

Falling Walls Engage Pitches – Session 2: Engaging Communities for Planetary Health

Science Engagement Project Science Engagement Project

Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS), Inc.

Philippines (Davao City)

Community-based Water Quality Monitoring and Waste & Brand Audit. The project engages communities within watershed areas through the Bantay Bukid (Forest Guard) Volunteers wherein they are taught the skills on how to monitor water quality (Dissolved Oxygen, pH Level, Phosphate, Nitrate, Turbidity, among other parameters) and Waste & brand Audit. Results or data collected during the monitoring are then used to lobby for policies for the strict protection and conservation of watersheds.

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