Casas, Eulito, Jr. V.
Dr. Eulito V. Casas, Jr. is a Forester by profession but holds a PhD degree in Environmental Science. As an environmentalist by heart and practice, his advocacy is on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.
Having taken the formal Climate Proofing Trainor’s Training program of GIZ, he was hired as Consultant-Facilitator on their two GIZ Climate Proofing Programs for the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB); and Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the DENR.
As a resident of Tacloban City, he experienced what some regard as the strongest tropical storm to make landfall in recorded history. Challenged by the massive devastations wrought by ST Yolanda, he Co-organize a group and forge partnership with concern professionals to develop a comprehensive, trans-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-level network of ST Haiyan Survivors. Consequently, he co-founded and become the lead proponent of the PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative, a CDA registered Advocacy Coop on CCA in Tacloban City. The Coop is advocating the implementation of “Program Haiyanda: Networking in Overcoming Vulnerabilities to Climate Change (PH NOV 2013) as the SURVIVORS’ lifeline to CCA and presently package to become the CCA Center in Region VIII.
The Advocacy Coop has conducted citizen’s audit on DENR and DA Regional Offices on their CCA related project accomplishments for the year 2015 with emphasis on CCA impact projects.
Dr. Casas is presently doing a research entitled “Forecasting to Communication to Action: Enabling Institutions to Manage Storm Surge Risks” in collaboration with New York University-World Bank-U.P. Diliman and Center for Disaster Preparedness.