Project title: Uswag artesano: advancing the creativity and adaptability of weaving artisans in the third district of Leyte
Focal landscape: Artisans in the third district of Leyte
Recipient: University of Santo Tomas Graduate School - CCCPET (In-charge: Dr Eric Zerrudo, PhD)
Dr Eric Babar Zerrudo, PhD is currently the director of the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School - Centre for Conservation of Cultural Property of Environment
in the Tropics (USTGS-CCCPET). He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School for Cultural Heritage Studies and National Coordinator of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CBCP) Episcopal Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church. Currently, he serves as the Philippine resource person for the development of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) competency framework for heritage professionals in Asia. He is a founding member of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia Pacific China (WHITRAP-AP), Asian Academy for Heritage Management, China (AAHM) network and the Asia-Pacific Higher Education Network for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, South Korea (APHEN-ICH). He was the former United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Philippines Commissioner for the World Heritage Convention and the Focal Person for the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention of the Philippines.