Cecile Guidote Alvarez

Director Earthsavers at Ocean Security International

1875 Eye St NW, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
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Last Updated 7/12/2017

General Information

Employment History

Director  - UNESCO

President  - Philippine Center of the International Theatre Institute

President  - The International Theatre Institute


M.A. with honors  - Trinity College


Founder  - Philippines Educational Theater Association Incorporated

Founder  - PETA of the Philippines

Executive Director  - The National Commission for Culture

Member  - 34th Session

Founder  - International League of Folk Arts for Communication and Education

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Cecile Alvarez
Director Earthsavers, UNESCO Dreamcentre, Manila

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Background: At the Rio 2012 Rio plus 20 Summit, Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez (co-founders of OSI), together with the Government of Kenya, with the then Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment of Kenya (Member of OSI), now climate change adviser to the President of Kenya, and the Deputy Director General of the United Nations Environment Program (Mrs. Amina Mohamed, now Foreign Minister of Kenya), the Assistant Secretary General of the UN for disasters (Mrs. Margaret Wahlstrom), as well as Dr. Wendy Watson Wright, the then Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, and the Secretary of Interior of the Governor of San Andres in Colombia, started the process, together with Dr. Sebek entitled "tri continental dialogue to defy disasters and respond to climate change".
Commissioner and Mrs. Alvarez were successful in applying to the United Nations to hold a side event on tricontinental process at the Paris COP. The side event was held on 5th December 2015 in Room 6 of the COP Centre. The following activities were undertaken: On the 2nd December, Mrs. Alvarez with her partners, with OSI as a participant, opened an exhibition of paintings, symbolizing the role of art to confront challenges of climate change at the Booth 42 of COP21. 1a Mrs. Alvarez was a high level panelist , with a assistance of Mr. Sebek, on 3rd December at UNESCO commemorating, in the presence of the Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Director General of UNESCO, Dr. Irina Bokova, the International Day of Disabilities through a program of art as a tool to promote measures to combat climate change. On 4th December, Mr. Sebek joined Mrs. Alvarez at the Press Conference at COP21 highlighting the UNESCO event. On the 5th December, Mr. Sebek joined a high level panel as moderator during a side event where the following presentations were made: By OSI Members Commissioner and Mrs. Alvarez, by Mr. Nassir Khattak, member of OSI and Director of Climate Institute, Mr. Ali Mohamed, the newly appointed climate change adviser to the President of Kenya (also OSI member) and Dr. Yumkelle, the former head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and current candidate for the Presidency of Sierra Leone. Mrs. Alvarez, on behalf of her organization but also on behalf of OSI held two press conferences on 11th December at COP 21. Mrs Cecile Alvarez has acted for many years on OSI as a pioneer in the campaign to use different forms of art as a tool for promoting disaster reduction and creation of cities resilient to disasters, as well as actions to deal with climate change adaptation. This campaign is led chiefly through the UNESCO Dream Centre in Manila and also her Philippine Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). In conjunction with the United Nations International Strategy on Disaster Reduction, the Institute has announced Global Playwriting Contest 2015 on Confronting Climate Change and Defying Disasters . Ms Cecile Guidote Alvarez of OSI with Ms Margaret Wahlström at the Sendai Conference announcing the Cartagena Conference OSI was represented by Mrs. Cecile Guidote Alvarez, member of its Scientific and Academic Advisory Board and Mr. Kiyoshi Daimatsu, OSI coordinator for Japan.

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Cecile Alvarez
Director Earthsavers, UNESCO Dreamcentre, Manila

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