Open Symposium

November 27, 2014

8:30 AM-12:30 PM


Social Enterprises for Building Back Better: Significant Practices in Rehabilitation and Resilient Livelihoods

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Marie Lisa Dacanay
President, Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia

Keynote Speech

Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV
Principal Sponsor
Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship Bill
Philippine Senate

Panel of Speakers:

Mr. Wilas Lohitkul
Executive Director, Population and Community Development Association

Mr. Ahmad Juwaini
Executive Director, Dompet Dhuafa Foundation, Indonesia

Ms. Lolita Gelle
Executive Director, Foundation for TheseAbled Persons, Inc.
Reconstruction Initiative through Social Enterprise, Philippines

Open Forum


Mr. Jay Lacsamana
Executive Director, Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI)
Co-Convenor, Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship
(PRESENT) Coalition, Philippines

Closing Remarks

Mr. Antonio Yap
Chairman of the Board, Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation