Orson P. Sargado

orson sargado cropped2 photoMr. Orson P. Sargado, Treasurer, is currently the Head of Office of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) overseeing the Mindanao operations. He has been with CRS-Philippines since June 2000. Orson attended short peacebuilding courses at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and at Eastern Mennonite University in the USA. He has been a peacebuilding and conflict transformation facilitator at MPI and at the Grassroots Peace Learning Course. Through the years, he has been engaged in various grassroots development and peacebuilding efforts such as community-based peacebuilding, interreligious dialogue, peace education, peace advocacy, peace governance, and emergency and peacebuilding. He believes in program integration as it leads to creating better results and sustainable impact to communities. Orson is now finishing a doctoral program in Development Studies at the Ateneo de Davao University. He lives in Davao City, Philippines with his wife and three teenage children.