Aldrin Aujero

Aldrin is an 18-year-old junior from the International School of Manila. His passion lies towards the intersection of the environment and social issues especially pertaining to poverty alleviation and development. He is an alum of the 2018 Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship Session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, and takes both Environmental Systems and Societies and Economics for his IB program.  

Mentored by Asian Development Bank’s Youth for Asia Team, he is a cofounder of Project PUNO, an environmental conservation group which provides engaging youth-centered story-books that fosters appreciation towards environmental conservation of threatened Philippine ecosystems. He is also the Secretary General of EarthSavers, an NAUCP awarded UNESCO Club involved in tackling social issues through grassroots educational and sustainability initiatives. He also serves as the Philippine ambassador to Tunza, an environmental platform founded by UNEP and Samsung Engineering where he publishes monthly reports on sustainability issues, and a global ambassador to Bridge-the-Divide, a political initiative which engages the youth in political discourse pertaining to pertinent social issues like global sustainability. Actively involved in international environmental forums, he has also spearheaded workshops in the Global Issues Network and, along with his peers, has been one of the youngest oral presenters for his research on the climate vulnerability of the Cordillera Rice Terraces during the Sustainable Agriculture Food and Energy (SAFE) Conference.

Cognizant of the power of the youth’s voice, Aldrin is also heavily involved in his school’s Model United Nations and Forensics and Debate clubs where he helps sharpen both his own and his peers’ public speaking talents. In his free time, Aldrin enjoys swimming, snorkeling and exploring the beautiful oceans of the Philippines. Outside of the water, he loves reading the Economist, listening to Radiolab, and leading service trips to schools within Manila. Through the Youth Advisory Council, he hopes to make a positive impact and help drive a more sustainable future for the marine ecosystems of the Philippines.