Dave Albao

Executive Director, Wala Usik

Dave Albao works on natural climate solutions as the Executive Director of the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation. They care for Danjugan Island, a wildlife sanctuary with environmental education and ecotourism located in Negros, Philippines. They have also implemented projects funded by USAID, GIZ and the EU, on reducing ocean plastic and mainstreaming circular economy with the homegrown “Wala Usik” campaign. Dave was a Professional Fellow on Sustainability in Oregon, USA (2016), a graduate of Swedish Institute Management Programme on Sustainable Business (2020), a Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awardee (2021), a Gen.T Leader of Tomorrow (2021) named by Tatler Asia for their work on nature conservancy, and a finalist for the Blue Water Heroes Awards (2022) given by ONE ̊15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore.