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From Survival to Resilience: NYU's Silver Partnership in del Carmen, Siargao del Norte, Phillipines

  • Parlor 1 Washington Square North New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Presentation by Alfredo Matugas Coro II, Vice Mayor & Former Mayor, Municipality of Del Carmen


Mayor Coro will discuss the significant partnership that his rural community launched in 2012 with NYU Silver, and the role of Dr. Robert L. Hawkins and social work students in critical community, economic, health, and social development.

Mayor Coro completed three terms as the Municipal Mayor of Del Carmen in the Siargao Islands, before being elected Vice Mayor in 2019. During his tenure as mayor, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Del Carmen was awarded climate change adaptation funding from the People’s Survival Fund, received the Seal of Good Local Governance from the Philippines Department of the Interior and Local Government, and received a Galing Pook Award for local governance innovation. Mayor Coro was also recognized personally for innovations in public health, public education, and environmental management. He was named among the Top 10 LGU Leaders in 2018 by the national magazine LEAGUE, was selected as an International Visitors Leadership Program Fellow of the U.S. State Department, and is currently a fellow of The Equity Initiative, which seeks to promote health equity in Southeast Asia and China.
Mayor Coro will be introduced by Dr. Robert L. Hawkins, Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs, and McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies.

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