June 1st, 2012 by

DAVAO CITY –   The Interface Development Interventions, Inc., an environmental advocacy group for the protection of Davao’s watersheds, proudly announces the selection of its erstwhile Research Specialist, Ms. Ann Fuertes, as its new Executive Director today.  Fuertes brings two decades of experience in environmental research and development work , including a teaching stint at UP Mindanao.

Fuertes’ background is  an ideal fit for the IDIS, now on its 13th year. She has a Masters in Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines in Los Banos and has a proven track record of conducting environmental research and implementing city-wide advocacy and development projects.  In her most recent post as Research Specialist, she was head of the program team which provided support for the community-led campaigns against Bt Talong and Aerial Spraying.

IDIS , under Fuertes’ helm, will continue to move forward in advocating environmental justice, protecting people’s health and environment particularly in the context of watershed management. Fuertes is a strong advocate of stakeholder collaboration in the pursuit of a green and healthy Davao City and will continue to push this message in all of IDIS future engagements.

The IDIS’s  Board of Trustees, along with their newest member, Ms. Lia Jasmin Esquillo, thanks its partners and the general public for the support throughout the years. It is looking forward  to Fuertes continuing  many more years of   active engagement by IDIS for the environment. (#)