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About the CITELOCAL TAWID DUNONG Advocacy Decks

With a goal of making research more accessible to local policymakers and industries, the CITELOCAL Coalition’s Advocacy Decks aim to capture scholarly and scientific insights from the work of the coalition’s Tawid Dunong and THESISIT! Research and Policy Fellows in strategically-oriented presentations that directly respond to what policymakers need to know in order to adopt research-backed evidence into appropriate policy instruments.

In this second issue of the CITELOCAL Coalition’s Advocacy Decks, we present a policy advocacy  based on a study conducted and published by a team of academics led by Mr. Jhonnel P. Villegas – a faculty of Biology at the Davao Oriental State University (DOrSU) in the City of Mati, Davao Oriental. 

He graduated Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biological Science as Magna cum Laude and Class Valedictorian at the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST). He took Master of Science in Biology at the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) scholarship program. Also, he is a recipient of the ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility Program, currently undertaking studies at the Daugavpils University, Latvia. His research interests include an interdisciplinary approach in conserving charismatic and cultural keystone species. 

Mr. Villegas is one of the Research Fellows of the Tawid Dunong Fellowship Program of the CiteLOCAL Coalition. 

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