10M in 10's main strategy in achieving its main goals of helping restore the watershed, improving the biodiversity and building resilient communities in the Negros Island is to partner with the most number of like-minded institutions, groups, and individuals.
The Movement works closely with different stakeholder groups such as the government, businesses, academic institutions, and non-government organizations, with the aim to make the 10M in 10 program for the people and by the people of Negros. Below is a list of the 10M in 10 Partners that comprise the Movement. For our partners who would like to submit or update their logos, please contact us at 10Min10years@gmail.com or at 0917.803.7115.
The 10M in 10 Movement's Master Plan, which specifies the program's objectives, strategies, and metrics, was developed together by the following environmental specialists.
The Project Management Office
The Project Management Office (PMO) serves as the 10M in 10 Movement's Secretariat that oversees the implementation of the Movement's plans, as well as focus on its partnership, communications, reforestation, and resource mobilization management functions.
For. Marlo D. Mendoza
Forester Mendoza has had a long and fruitful career in the environmental industry. Armed with a degree in B.S. Forestry from the University of the Philippines Los Baños and a Masters in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management, he has since worked for environmental organizations worldwide.
Some of his earlier endeavors were the ASEAN-US Watershed Project and an NGO that monitored and evaluated DENR reforestation contracts and community-based projects. Currently though, he is the Forestry/ Watershed Management Expert for the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc.
For. Mendoza was chosen to participate in the 10M in 10 movement for his specific expertise in forestry and environmental management. His involvement will prove to be of the utmost importance as the movement will launch several sustainable reforestation programs in the next ten years.
Dr. Rex Victor Cruz
Dr. Cruz is currently a full-time professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños under the College of Forestry and Natural Resources (UPLB-CFNR). He is a respected expert in forestry, watershed management, environmental and natural resources management, urban development, land use planning, and climate change.
Dr. Cruz received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Working Group II of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Together with his partners, his research on the early proponents that lead to climate change in the Philippines has since led to the proper assessment and rectification of the factors involved.
His participation in the 10M in 10 movement is based on his expertise and desire to establish a Philippines that is environmentally sustainable.