On invitation of Germany’s GIZ (formerly GTZ), ADFIAP Consulting (AC) participated in a high-level forum with the theme, “Greening the Philippine Economy: Getting Ready for the Future Today” organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (GPCCI) and GIZ on October 7, 2011 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manila. The event, which featured a panel of experts from Germany, Korea, and the Philippines, was attended by over 200 delegates from various government agencies, public and private business organizations, regulatory bodies and environmental practitioners.
The forum, which is on its 3rd run this year, was aimed at creating a broader awareness on the Philippine government’s perspectives, direction and initiatives on its “green economy” aspirations; deepening understanding of the emerging concepts, practices and impacts of green economy; and disseminating information on existing green finance windows for government and business enterprises. It has also afforded the participants to exchange and share new ideas, best practices and trends in renewable energy as well as to develop partnerships among private sector, green businesses and social entrepreneurs.
The AC team was represented in the event by its Group Head, Ms. Cora Conde, Managing Principal Atty. Bert Reyno, Programs and Project Head, Ms Arlene Orencia, and Advocacy and Training Head, Ms. Cecille Ibarra. ADFIAP’s Knowledge Management Unit Head, Mr. Enrique Florencio, also joined the AC team.