Filipina Climate Expert Tieza Santos was one of nineteen (19) International Climate Protection Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation who successfully completed their one year fellowship in Germany.
Ms. Santos, delivered the remarks on behalf of the other fellows at the Ceremonial awarding of certificates at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety on 30 January 2020. In her remarks, Tieza spoke about the Fellows’ common appreciation for being given an opportunity to engage with experts and colleagues in the fast-developing area of Climate studies. She noted that hopefully the collaboration, friendships made, and knowledge exchanged would contribute to tackling the climate-related challenges confronting the world.
Tieza spent a year working on Sustainable Cities research and modelling as a Research Fellow on Climate Change and Sustainability at the Fraunhofer ISI in Karlsruhe, Germany. She previously worked as Sustainable Finance Director at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines and has also had stints as Project Consultant for the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She is a former Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum. She has a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Climate Science from the Central European University in Hungary and a Bachelor’s degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Joining Ms. Santos as the ceremony was Philippine Ambassador to Germany Theresa Dizon-De Vega and Ms. Santo’s spouse IT expert Mr. John Paul Villarosa. END