Prime joined Regnet as ANU Philippines Project scholar to examine youth-led peace-building programs and the role played by development aid. He co-founded a youth-based peace-building organization which uses arts and creative movement as a tool to create empathetic communities in Mindanao, an initiative recognized as one of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization in Malacañang Palace, Manila. He is part of a team commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to craft the executive’s guide in crafting the local peace agenda in the Philippines in 2018.
He is the founding adviser of a project IslamNotPhobia, a youth-based initiative recognized by Facebook, Inc. in Washington D.C. as an outstanding initiative that addresses violent extremism through positive messaging. Prime earned a doctorate degree in Sustainable Development Studies in the Philippines in 2018, where he studied the sustainability of two arts-based, youth-led organizations in Mindanao. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (cum laude) and published his research on the traditional system of conflict resolution of the Higaunon tribe of Bukidnon Province. In 2018, his first book on arts-based approach of addressing youth vulnerability in times of conflict has been used by 20 schools in three provinces across Mindanao.
His research interest surrounds in peace and conflict studies, youth in peace-building, and multi-stakeholders partnerships for community-based initiatives in post-conflict areas.