Melody N. Melo-Rijk, RND, MBA-HRM, Project Manager, WWF Philippines

Melody joined WWF Philippines as a project manager leading the country’s very first ever sustainable consumption and production project with the focus on foodservice establishments in the Philippines. The project is coined in the Philippines as “The Sustainable Diner: A Key Ingredient for Sustainable Tourism”. Its objective is for the government, private sector and consumers in the Philippines have a broad knowledge on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the food related sectors. Furthermore, the project aims to integrate SCP principles into national policies and business partners are implementing sustainable business practices; a change in consumer behavior by raising awareness for low-carbon goods and services.

She has 12 years of diverse work experience, with special focus on food, the hospitality industry, research and nutrition and dietetics. A Registered Nutritionist Dietitian by profession with a Master’s degree in Business Administration Major in Hotel and Restaurant Management, she has worked with various organizations ranging from academic institutions, private corporations to holding a post in the National Nutrition Council Central office under the Department of Health in the Philippines. On her spare time, she helps her family in managing and operating their small food catering business.