Meet The Team
Roel Quenamot is a Project staff at the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP-Prosper III) where he works in coastal barangays, ensuring the implementation of Ecosystem-based Adaptation and enhancement of coastal waste management projects. He has been involved in various community development works both in non-government organizations and academic institutions.
He was born on April 5, 1984, and raised in Barangay Canelar, Zamboanga City. He received the Ladderized Education Program (BS-Aquaculture) from Zamboanga State College Marine Science and Technology (ZSCMST) in 2004, the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) in 2008 and currently pursuing a master’s degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management (MENRM) at University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU).
Jo is part of a team that provides training to capacitate the Community towards Disaster Preparedness, Technical Assistance on Securing Safety of Informal Settler Families (ISFs) in Metro Manila. She has handled workshop facilitation for group activities in Community Risk Assessment (CRA), Contingency Planning (CP) and Early Warning System (EWS). She had a facilitation stint in the Municipal Wide Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Planning in Iloilo.
Recent Training credits include Area Coordination with the Diocesan Social Action Center, DSAC Malolos for CDP and Project SUCCESS of Catholic Relief Service (CRS).
A graduate of the Philippine Normal University where she majored in Psychology, Jo has been an educator for several years, she has been comfortable facilitating children and young adults in Child-Oriented Participatory Risk Assessment and Planning, (COPRAP). She once in a while engaged in Pro-bono Earthquake Drill as well as Flood Drills in various areas in Metro Manila.
Deputy Project Manager
Alfred Mark L. Rosete
Over the last 8 years, Alfred has been involved in a number of community development work in various international and local non-government organizations. He has experience in various fields including volunteerism, youth development, humanitarian and relief, monitoring and evaluation, disaster risk reduction and project management.
He is currently designated as Deputy Project Manager for CDP’s Participation in Resilience Building and Organizing Safe and Progressive Communities for Empowerment, Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction (PROSPER) Phase III: Rebuild Salug Valley Project in Mindanao, which aims to contribute to reducing the impacts of natural hazards and climate change on human population, the ecosystem & ecosystem services and on inclusive resilience building in livelihood, family and community systems and the whole holistic development for the Salug Valley area in Region’s and X.
Alfred is also an experienced trainer and has served as facilitator for numerous capacity development training in Inclusive Community-Based DRRM, Family Level Preparedness, DRRM/CCAM Assessment and Planning among others.
Roland has been working with CDP in the PROSPER Project over 2 years now. CDP developed his interest on Climate change, CBDRRM, Sustainable Agriculture and localizing national policies to enable duty bearers, communities and vulnerable sectors participate in policy making.
His work with project partners in PROSPER strengthened the systems, policies, practices of Local DRRM duty bearers. Together with sectoral representatives, they were able to develop DRRM and Contingency Plans, Early warning systems, and create space and opportunities for vulnerable sectors to voice their concerns and needs.
Roland earned his degree on Bachelor of Political Science at Western Mindanao State University Main Campus and is currently pursuing his postgraduate study in Public Management at UP Open University.
Kei joined CDP as a member of the Pinnovation Academy project, which is funded by START Network and Humanitarian Innovations Fund (HIF). She brings to the table her experience as former project manager of Tuklas Innovations Labs, which pioneered grassroots development of DRR innovations in the country.
With over a decade of experience in the humanitarian sector, Kei has done research, advocacy, communications and training for national and regional NGOs. She is also a published writer of both academic and literary work. She has presented papers at the 16th International Conference on Philippine Studies and 9th National Social Science Congress. Her paper on humanitarian cash aid and indigenous self-help mechanisms will be published within 2021.
Kei did Psychology and Anthropology at the University of San Carlos before pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the De La Salle University Manila.
Jannel is a staff member under the project Pinnovation Academy. She graduated in 2019 from the Laguna Science and Technology College with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Her background is primarily in clerical and administrative work, but she is currently undergoing rigorous training in DRRM as the project she is engaged in aims to help partner communities and innovators to foster and develop community-led and -driven initiatives geared toward resilience and sustainability.
In the year 2017, Jode earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration major in Human Resource Management at Jose Rizal Memorial State University in Katipunan Campus.
JoDe's exposure to DRR started in 2017 as a CDP volunteer/ documenter under the PROSPER project. But even without the CDP, she already has a little background and exposure to community work. It started during her high school days. She became an active member of the Kasilinganan Youth Association funded by Childfund for two (2) years. During these times, she and her colleagues go to partner barangays to teach children and introduce livelihood options for Out of School Youth.
At present, she is a project Staff of the Project PROSPER that promotes the importance of inclusivity in all aspects of DRR-CCAM endeavors. She's working with communities for disaster preparedness at the same time influences duty bearers.
Aileen is a licensed agriculturist who gained her degree in Agribusiness Management at Central Mindanao University. After graduating, she volunteered in the Year of Service Program of Xavier University and was designated as Program Officer for Social Entrepreneurship Program who helped facilitate women and Internally Displaced Persons of Sendong for their chosen livelihood options.
After which, she was employed with East-West Seeds Company as Knowledge Transfer Specialist for four years. She was also a part of a team who implemented various programs of the Department of Agrarian Reform across Zamboanga Peninsula, Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty and High Value Vegetable Production using Natural Farming Systems Technology--engagements advocating organic farming amongst farmers. Her previous employment and earned experiences had made a huge impact in the implementation of the Climate-Resiliency Field School (CrFS) component of Project PROSPER 3.
Though Edgar had experiences in disaster related activities, it was not geared towards risk reduction. He has been occasionally assisting in disaster response activities since 1990 by being a volunteer in relief operations. Sometime in 2004-2006, he was designated as the Disaster Officer of a secondary public school in the City of Valenzuela, in-charge of the school’s disaster plan.
Edgar’s entry to the Center for Disaster Preparedness in 2013 marked his involvement in Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) work. He started assisting in the writing of project mid-term reports for the project Technical Assistance on Securing the Safety of Informal Settlers Families. Simultaneously, he was given the opportunity to do documentation of workshops under the said project. Thereafter, he became a part of the facilitators’ team which conducts series of workshop in identified barangays, under the same project.
Tin is a member of the Training and Capacity Development team of CDP since July 2013. Her primary tasks include provision of technical assistance relating to capacity building for community based DRRM. Apart from CBDRRM, her areas of interest include DRRM planning for the local government and module development. Furthermore, she is a Licensed Environmental Planner and has experience in ecological profiling and crafting of comprehensive development plan.
Among her major engagements as a Program Associate of CDP include the DRRM Capacity Enhancement Project of JICA and OCD and the Be Secure Project of AECOM and USAID.
She previously worked as a technical staff for DRRM under the AECID-Parma Project and for the Monitoring and Evaluation Project in the Local Government Academy of the DILG. She also worked as a researcher in the Philippine College of Criminology (PCCr).
Tin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Geography from UP Diliman in 2009. She completed her Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning in 2014 in the same university respectively
Delight has been working with CDP under Project PROSPER since July 2017. She is also working with LGUs and partner communities which encourages the duty-bearers, especially the vulnerable sectors, to participate in the barangay planning and other activities to uphold their rights as residents of the area.
With the project’s advocacy in promoting Inclusive CBDRRM, Climate Change Adaptation, and Sustainable Agriculture, Delight handled facilitation workshops and series of capacity buildings on Community Risk Assessment, Early Warning System, Contingency Planning, Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Planning, and Family Level Preparedness in Region IX and X.
Delight earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Mindanao State University Main Campus in Zamboanga City.
Jo is trained to be an agent of change, mentored by a well-experienced philanthropist in developmental work. She loves helping individuals, groups, and communities in upholding their rights and dignities against violence and exploitation. She worked with a non-government organization that protects the lives of those victims of abuse. She is trained to ensure the social functioning of survivors and achieve the justice that they deserve.
Jo works hard in any task given to her, aside from being a Social Worker who works directly with individuals, she expanded her horizon in community organizing that helps her become an efficient facilitator. She has been working with CDP since 2017 and mentored by well-known pillars in the organization. She can now handle tasks such as facilitating different major activities of the project. She is confident that the training, education, and experience she learned from the organization will help her become a better Social Worker and Developmental Worker. She is looking forward to more experiences that will enhance her capacity as a humanitarian advocate.
Joan earned her bachelor's degree in Western Mindanao State University- Zamboanga City and envisioned being a competent environmental planner to help the future generation. She knows that her experience and knowledge is not enough compared to others, but Jo believes that her commitment, dedication, and perseverance will help her more deserving to be called a Catalyst.