Dr. Mark Anthony J. Torres

Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines

Dr. Mark Anthony J. Torres works as a professor at MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, teaching in both the school's Sustainable Development Studies (SDS) and Biology programs. Dr. Torres started peacebuilding work in 2011 when he joined the Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao of MSU-IIT as Peace Research Coordinator. In 2015, Dr. Torres held the record of becoming the first non-social science major to head the IPDM. Besides doing peace work as a member and officer of MSU-IITs SDS and MCR, he also engages communities in peacebuilding initiatives as Regional Executive Director for Central Mindanao of the Junior Chamber International – Philippines same time President of the Association of IIT Alumni Foundation, Inc. (AIITAFI). For his work on peacebuilding, Dr. Torres was named one of Metrobank Foundation's Outstanding Teachers and was conferred a golden medallion by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in 2016 as Outstanding Filipino. He also received awards and commendations in 2016 and 2017 from the Philippines ' House of Representatives and Senate. In 2017, he was honored as one of the Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), a prestigious award bestowed to him for his exemplary Government work. Amidst the pandemic in 2020, the business community and several media firms in Mindanao conferred him the Outsanding Mindanawon award to recognize his efforts in providing training and development opportunities for the youth in Southern Philippines.

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Weaving Peace – Networks for Peacebuilding in Exchange

Virtual Session 16Relate

The peacebuilding field counts with many networks, both longstanding and nascent. Exchange, joint learning and joint actions, as focused on in the “relate” cluster, do mark these networks’ functions. Starting with input from three networks from Colombia, Germany and South-East Asia, we will discuss potentials and limitations of networking for peace.

Dr. Mark Anthony J. Torres works as a professor at MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, teaching in both the school's Sustainable Development Studies (SDS) and Biology programs. Dr. Torres started peacebuilding work in 2011 when he joined the Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao of MSU-IIT as Peace Research Coordinator. In 2015, Dr. Torres held the record of becoming the first non-social science major to head the IPDM. Besides doing peace work as a member and officer of MSU-IITs SDS and MCR, he also engages communities in peacebuilding initiatives as Regional Executive Director for Central Mindanao of the Junior Chamber International – Philippines same time President of the Association of IIT Alumni Foundation, Inc. (AIITAFI). For his work on peacebuilding, Dr. Torres was named one of Metrobank Foundation's Outstanding Teachers and was conferred a golden medallion by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in 2016 as Outstanding Filipino. He also received awards and commendations in 2016 and 2017 from the Philippines ' House of Representatives and Senate. In 2017, he was honored as one of the Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), a prestigious award bestowed to him for his exemplary Government work. Amidst the pandemic in 2020, the business community and several media firms in Mindanao conferred him the Outsanding Mindanawon award to recognize his efforts in providing training and development opportunities for the youth in Southern Philippines.

Join me in:

Weaving Peace – Networks for Peacebuilding in Exchange

Virtual Session 16Relate

The peacebuilding field counts with many networks, both longstanding and nascent. Exchange, joint learning and joint actions, as focused on in the “relate” cluster, do mark these networks’ functions. Starting with input from three networks from Colombia, Germany and South-East Asia, we will discuss potentials and limitations of networking for peace.

The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.

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