Paolo Roberto Domondon
Chief Program Officer, Transparency
Paolo Domondon leads Global Fishing Watch’s global program team, collaborating with governments and agencies around the world to advance ocean governance through increased transparency of fishing and other human activity at sea.
Prior to joining Global Fishing Watch, Domondon served as the senior director of policy and partnerships at Rare, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to shifting practices and behaviors to protect the planet. During his tenure, he focused efforts on the organization’s coastal fisheries program, leading its initiatives to bolster grassroots and global policies aimed at safeguarding the ocean and fisheries and mitigating climate change.
Before joining Rare, Domondon was the general manager with the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation in Singapore, where he carried out work to facilitate social justice and community development across countries in Asia.
Throughout his career, Domondon has worked to advance environmental and social justice issues, spanning tenure and rights, good governance, sustainable fisheries and a healthy ocean, biodiversity and climate change. He has worked with and supported hundreds of local communities, governments across all levels, and partners to both form sound policy and help ensure it can be scaled and sustained, far into the future.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Domondon spent his early career working with rural and coastal communities, Indigenous groups, informal settlers and those from conflict areas in the country and throughout Southeast Asia. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy–National University of Singapore and a bachelor of science in psychology from the De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.