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TEDxManila - Lourdes Cruz - Empowering Aytas to Conserve the Forest - 12/04/10

Lourdes J. Cruz, a National Scientist and Professor at the Marine Science Institute at the University of the Philippines Diliman is the first Filipino and the first from the ASEAN region to be recognized in For Women Science program of L'Or?al and UNESCO. She was awarded the Asia-pacific Laureate in 2009 for her discovery and elucidation of the biochemical and molecular structure of marine snail toxins that can serve as powerful tools to study brain function; a compilation of almost a lifetime of work which started back in the 1970′s.Professor Cruz talks about empowering and mobilizing the Ayta Community as natural stewards of the forest resources to improve productivity and sustainability. About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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