Kaibigan ng Kaunlaran at Kalikasan (KKK)

Kaibigan ng Kaunlaran at Kalikasan (KKK)

Friends of Progress and the Environment

K.K.K. welcomes back to its Board of Trustees former Secretary Elisea "Bebet" Gozun, formerly a Presidential Adviser on

Secretary Elisea "Bebet" G. Gozun was an original member of the KKK Board of Trustees until her resignation following her appointment with the Philippine government as Presidential Assistant on Climate Change under the Office of President Aquino. After resigning recently from this government position she rejoined KKK.

She was the former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines. In 2007, was recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the Champion of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific (together with Al Gore who was named the Champion of the Earth for North America).

An activist who has been involved with many environmental NGOs, she has served as a consultant on environmental management and urban development to the World Bank, ADB, USAID, UN Habitat, UNDP and other development partners. She has served as Consultant for the World Bank Institute's Carbon Finance Capacity Building for Emerging Megacities in the South, the World Bank's Credit Rating Project in the Philippines. She is the Project Director of the Cities Alliance-supported City Development Strategy (CDS) project in the Philippines (which guides the 58 cities on their path to sustainable development to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of all stakeholders). She has also been a consultant of the Environmental Governance component of the USAID-supported ECO-Asia project for Asia (which covers 12 countries in Asia).

In the region, she previously chaired the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Partnership Council (CAI-Asia); and was a Board Member of the Environment and Economics Programme for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA); and, was also a member of the Advisory Committee of the ADB and GTZ-assisted City Development Initiatives in Asia (CDIA).

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