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Dr. Renz C. Argao

Director, Argao Center for Psychological Services
Coordinator, Religions for Peace International Youth Committee
Christian, Philippines

An internationally recognized expert in traumatic stress, he is one of the handful of Filipinos who hold the status of a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Mr. Renz headed psychosocial programs for the women, youth, and military in the armed conflict areas in Central Mindanao. In the project Counseling for Peace, Renz coordinated the team that provided trauma healing programs for the youth and indigenous people in Central Mindanao.

A youth leader since he was in high school, Renz has led and been part of several student and youth organizations nationally. Currently, he is a National Adviser of the Youth for Mental Health Coalition, a non-government, non-profit organization that empowered the youth to lobby for the Mental Health Law in the Philippines, which was recently passed by Congress. He also organized several national youth congresses on mental health, as well as an Asian regional conference of psychotherapists.

Renz is a Co-Moderator of the Religions for Peace Asia-Pacific Interfaith Youth Network (RfP-APIYN). Since 2015, he has been involved with Religions for Peace as Youth Coordinator of RfP Philippines. He organized the 2016 Asia Religious Youth Peace Camp and has participated in several APIYN Flagship Projects such as the Our Earth, Our Responsibility Campaign and the Eat, Pray, Love Campaign.

Thursday, 1.01.1970 00:00
Thursday, 7.10.2021 10:30
Closing Ceremony: Way Forward and Commitment to Action Main Hall

Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary General, Religions for Peace



Rev. Megumi Wada, Director, International Interreligious Cooperation, Rissho Kosei-kai, Japan; Former Director of General Affairs, RfP Japan; Member, RfP International Women’s Coordinating Committee [Invited]
Dr. Renz Argao, President & CEO, Argao Health Inc.; Moderator, Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network; Coordinator, Religions for Peace International Youth Committee
Prof. Joan Hernandez Serret, PhD., Professor of Sociology, University of Barcelona
H.E. Dr. Taha Ayhan, President, Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF)


Maestra Zhang Zhang, Violin

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