Regine Guevara is a young philanthropist, researcher and practitioner for international and regional peace and security.
Growing up with artists and gardeners herself, she studied the Japanese art of the flowers “ikebana,” a creative tradition that dates back to the Samurai way of life. Beyond this, she supports community gardens as a means for sustainable livelihood and food security around the country, through the family foundation.
Regine graduated with a Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict Resolution from Brandeis University in Boston, and completed the Programs on Negotiation and Mediation at the Harvard Law School. Owing to her multi-cultural Jewish heritage and studies around the Abrahamic languages, she completed her practicum in Jerusalem, while following parliamentary lobbies at the Knesset. In October 2018, she was featured in Lifestyle Asia’s section “24 hour woman.”
Professionally, Regine has worked as a Communications Consultant for the USAID-ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme, United Nations Women, United Nations Habitat as well as UNESCO. As a passion project, Regine co-founded the Asian Youth Peace Network, under the patronage of the International Youth Centre for Peace, and sits in Friends for Leadership, a network launched at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Russia.