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PEMO chief off to US for study mission

Provincial Environment Management Officer (PEMO) Siegfred Flaviano will be leaving for a study tour in the United States from October to November this year under the auspices of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (SEALI) Professional Fellows Program.

SEALI is a professional development exchange program for the best and brightest community leaders from the ASEAN between ages 25 to 35 years of age and working in the fields of civic engagement, NGO engagement, economic development, governance, legislative process, environmental and natural resources management.

In an interview, PEMO Flaviano disclosed he was chosen among the professionals representing the environment and natural resources management sector.

Flaviano is scheduled to leave for the US on October 12 until November 18, with its first stop at Washington D.C., the nation’s capital.

“But our formal study session will start on Dubuque, IOWA on October 15, after a three-day stay at the US capital,” Flaviano pointed out.

Aside from their learning sessions in IOWA, Flaviano added that they will also have a side trip to Chicago, Illinois as part of their study tour.

“In the last three days of our study mission, we will travel back to Washington D.C. to have a “meet and greet” session with President Barrack Obama,” Flaviano added.

SEALI is President Obama’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in the ASEAN, deepen engagement with young leaders on key regional and global challenges, and strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and young Southeast Asian leaders.

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