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Francis Sollano

Co-Founder, Youth For A Livable Cebu (YFLC)

Graduate, University of the Philippines. Trashion and installations artist known for contemporary takes on upcycling garbage into wearable art and converting urban spaces. Aside from being a humanitarian and ambassador for various initiatives, he is a self-made social entrepreneur; incorporates love for the natural environment in delicate handmade creations under own label. Works have been shown in major cities across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore and Bangkok, and featured in international design publications. Co-Convenor. Youth for a Livable Cebu; hopes to bring the movement to an international platform, advocating for sustainable practices and livability in various communities. Global Shaper, World Economic Forum. Elevate Fellow, British Council, for using creativity on community works. Recipient: United Nations Environmental Programme Fellowship Award; Philippine’s Creative Mover 2015 award, Rappler Online News Media. Cultural Leader, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016.