XV World Forestry Congress


Sabado Guiang Ernesto

RTI International, The Philippines



Dr. Guiang brings more than 35 years of experience in program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of multi-faceted, integrated environment and natural resource management initiatives. Within his current role as Chief of Party (COP) of the USAID Philippines Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (SIBOL) project, Dr. Guiang’s responsibilities include providing overall leadership, technical and management oversight, strategy formulation, networking and coordination with USAID and government and private sector partners, and direction in the implementation of the project. Previously, Dr. Guiang served as a part time team leader within the United Nations Development Programme’s Global Environment Facility team tasked with reviewing the findings and lessons from the Pacific Ridge to Reef Program and formulating mainstreaming strategies and as Intermittent Senior Natural Resources Management Advisor of the USAID Protect Wildlife Project. He served as the USAID Protect Wildlife Project in the Philippines from July 2016 to October 2019. Mr. Guiang is a registered professional forester (RF 1009) in the Philippines. He is fluent in English and Filipino and has basic knowledge of Spanish and Vietnamese. He also serves as a board member to Community Hopes Alternatives, is a member of the Society of Filipino Foresters in the Philippines, and was formerly a member of the International Society of Tropical Foresters. Education • Ph.D., Natural Resource Management/Forest Ecology/Agroforestry, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), Michigan State University (MSU) • M.B.A., Business Administration, La Salle University, Manila, Philippines • Master of Forestry (Forestry Economics), University of the Philippines at Los Banos, Philippines • B.Sc., Forestry, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, Philippines Country experience: • Philippines • Vietnam • Thailand • Pacific Island Countries