The AIM TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership is delighted to announce that fellow, Jamico Jamlang, was selected as a country delegate to participate in the prestigious One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich, Germany. He is one of the fifteen (15) young leaders chosen to receive the Audi Environmental Foundation Scholarship from a pool of 1,100 applicants from over 100 countries. In the four-day summit, delegates from 190+ countries will get the chance to be counselled by global leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, amongst many other figures.
Jamico and his teammate together with the cooperative leader in Cardona, Rizal
Jamico founded The Bamboo Company in 2017 – the first company to introduce the bamboo toothbrush in the Philippines. He advocates for a more sustainable lifestyle for Filipinos and the global community by offering bamboo products as an alternative to everyday items made of plastic. His company has produced a wide range of products – from bamboo utensils, to tumblers, to watches, and even audio speakers. While promoting environmental sustainability, his enterprise has also provided a source of livelihood for poor rural communities in the province of Rizal and Laguna.
On-site visit of Jamico and his teammate in Antipolo, Rizal, together with its community manager
Under the Future Bridging Leaders Program (FBLP), he is currently working on his change project called Rural Entrepreneurship Incubation & Development Program (REID) that seeks to incubate rural community bamboo enterprises by providing them wider market access and new technologies. Get to meet Jamico and other fellows at the FBLP 3 Online Public Recital happening this October to know more about their exciting change projects. For more details or inquiries about Bridging Leadership and the next FBLP cohort, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.