Mae Valdez provides analytical and substantive support to all activities under the Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) project, implemented by GGGI in partnership with the Climate Change Commission, Department of Trade and Industry and the Provincial Governments of Palawan and Oriental Mindoro. These include project management, policy research, capability development and stakeholder management both at the national and the local levels. Her policy research work focuses on enabling mechanisms for ‘greening’ Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), as well as operationalizing Green Jobs policies in the Philippines. She also supports and manages activities leading to project proposal development in pursuit of GGGI’s key focus areas in the Philippines, including renewable energy, e-mobility and waste-to-energy.
Before joining GGGI, Mae worked in the University of the Philippines’ Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry, an institute that builds the capacity of local governments in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management through LiDAR technology. She also served as technical staff under the Center for Governance of the Development Academy of the Philippines, and a Project Coordinator of a renewable energy company. She finished a Diploma in Public Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism both from the University of the Philippines – Diliman.