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Philippines Network of Educators on Environment

Formerly ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION NETWORK OF THE PHILIPPINES

Vision

A rehabilitated, secure and healthy environment for present and future generations.

Mission

Promotion of sustainable development through a strong and independent network of Philippine institutions able to provide national and local government, non-government organizations, people organization, and local communities advice and expertise on environmental education policies and programs appropriate to the needs of local and regional conditions.

Objectives

  • To create a network of regional colleges, universities, research centers, and NGOs that cooperatively promotes the advancement of environmental education in all levels and sectors
  • To develop collaborative activities leading towards sustainable management of the country's natural resources; and
  • To coordinate instruction, research and extension initiatives among environmental and educational institutions in the country and to provide mechanisms for linking up these initiatives with global and regional (especially in Southeast Asia) environmental programs.

Background

In 1986, the Institute of Environmental Science and Management (IESAM) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) submitted to the Ford Foundation a proposal to support financially the organization of the Environmental Education Network of the Philippines. Seeing the potentials of such network, the Ford Foundation readily approved the proposal thereby paving the way for the network’s organizational meeting on March 4, 1988. This network was called the Environmental Education Network of the Philippines (EENP), a loose organization of 8 academic and research institutions.

Until 1989, the Ford Foundation provided funds, mostly for the conduct of meetings of the network.

From 1990-1994, funds needed to really get the EENP firmly established were provided by the Environment and Resource Management Project (ERMP), a CIDA-funded project jointly implemented by Dalhousie University of Canada and the UPLB through IESAM. The ERMP financial support was mainly for the conduct of EENP’s national conferences and business meetings.

The EENP no longer has any financial support from a specific funding agency. It is now sustained by its member institutions as well as other organizations who believe in the vision and mission of the network.

On April 22, 1983, for its “outstanding achievements in the field of environmental education” the EENP received the Philippines’ version of UNEPs Global 500 Roll of Honour for Environmental Achievement from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

On August 22, 2011 was renamed to PHILIPPINES NETWORK OF EDUCATORS ON ENVIRONMENT (PNEE) with SEC registration no. CN201114872.

At present, PNEE has 87 institutional members (state universities and colleges and non-government organization) and 105 individual members (faculty, and researchers) throughout the country.

Strategies

Teacher training, curriculum development, research and outreach programs and other aspects of environmental education based on the sustainable development paradigm.

Board of Directors

DR. ANDREW EUSEBIO TAN, President

Professor, Carlos Hilado Memorial State
Talisay City, Negros Occidental

DR. ARLEN ANCHETA, Vice President

University of Santo Tomas
España, Manila

DR. NICOMEDES D. BRIONES, Secretary

Professor, School of Environmental Science and Management
U.P. Los Baños, College, Laguna

DR. EVA M. JIMENEZ, Treasurer

Professor, Palawan State University-Cuyo Campus
Cuyo, Palawan

DR. ROLANDO A. ALIMEN, Auditor

Director, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Molo, Iloilo City

DR. BORROMEO MOTIN, PRO

Professor, Romblon State University
Odiongan, Romblon

Members

DR. YOLINA CASTAÑETO

Professor, Nueva Vizcaya State University
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

MR. NELSON LATAP

Assoc. Professor, Ifugao State University
Nayon, Lamut, Ifugao

MR. MARLON PAREJA

De La Salle University – Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas, Cavite City

DR. BERNARDITA G. QUEVEDO

Professor, Surigao del Sur State University- Lianga campus,  Surigao del Sur

DR. LITA SOPSOP

Professor, Western Philippines University
Aborlan, Palawan

DR. CECILIA N. GASCON

Professor, Southern Luzon State University
Lucban, Quezon

DR. ANGELINA P. GALANG

Miriam College
Katipunan Road, Quezon City

DR. PACIENCIA MILAN

Visayas State University
Baybay, Leyte