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ABOUT ENABLRS, INC.

ENABLRS stands for Engaging and Empowering Nation Builders in Learning, Research, and Social Entrepreneurship.

 

We are a start-up development consulting company that brings together a team of humanitarian and development professionals with proven track records and hands-on implementation experience in various sectors. Our company was set-up and duly registered in 2017 to primarily respond to the needs of public and private humanitarian and development actors and community-based organizations for technical assistance in project design and management, monitoring and evaluation, research, marketing, capacity building, and other similar activities.

 

Our mission is to engage and collaborate with partners by strengthening organizations and programs to better contribute to sustainable development, especially in the areas of poverty reduction, economic development, health and nutrition, children and youth development, and climate action.

 

We are also a social enterprise. We want to empower and open opportunities for community-based enterprising groups, including those we helped organize in our previous projects, through product marketing, business development, and capacity-building support.

 
OUR TEAM
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Carmela Jessica Corado

Co-founder and Director for Partnerships and Social Enterprise

 

Jessica has 14 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in the areas of project management and implementation, partnership building, research, knowledge management, and monitoring and evaluation. She led and implemented humanitarian and development projects aimed at saving lives, addressing poverty and child protection, and promoting economic development. Since 2016, she has served as an external consultant in research and evaluation projects of intergovernmental agencies and INGOs. She received several international fellowships, including the Fujitsu Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge and the U.S. State Department’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). She also completed an Atlas Corps fellowship in Washington, D.C. as an emerging social development leader where she served as a Director at Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG). Jessica holds a master’s degree in Globalisation and Development from the University of Antwerp and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of the Philippines. She obtained Certificates in Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Innovation and Knowledge Management from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and Japan-America Institute of Management Science, respectively.

 

Felix "Jhun" Carual

Co-founder and Board of Director

 

Felix Carual or Jhun is a humanitarian and development practitioner with over 18 years of solid experience working with international humanitarian and development agencies at national and regional levels (Southeast Asia). He specializes in resilient livelihoods and enterprise development and has substantive experience in savings mobilization and community development that embeds sustainability, youth engagement, and gender equality. He is well-versed in partnership development and management as demonstrated by his substantive technical experience in working with government, INGOs, NGOs, and other stakeholders aimed at addressing women's and children’s rights and protection, social exclusions, and poverty alleviation programming. Aside from serving in technical advisory roles, Jhun is adept at liaising with implementing agencies, the private sector, and relevant government institutions for partnerships and accountability. He also brings research and evaluation skills which he gained through participation in numerous research and evaluation projects for intergovernmental agencies and INGOs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Amelia Corado

Board of Director

 

Amy has over ten years of teaching experience in universities and government training institutes. She is a Registered Psychologist and Psychometrician and teaches major subjects in psychology such as experimental psychology, clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, counseling and psychotherapy, psychological assessment, projective techniques, personality, learning, and social psychology. She has served as an advisor to students undergoing research and to jail and police officers with their dissertations. She also served as a study leader for a CHED-commissioned research project and collaborated with other research institutions. She spent 11 years in improving and establishing the psychological profession and practice in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology by recruiting and training personnel that resulted in the decentralization and increased the accessibility of psychological services in all regions nationwide. She has relevant training and experience in psychological assessment and intervention, rehabilitation, and therapeutic modality program. She does volunteer work as a psychologist in various non-government organizations that cater to street children’s education and welfare through psychological assessment and intervention. She continues to practice clinical psychology in the university setting by providing psychological intervention to employees and students. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of the Philippines and a master's degree in Psychology from the University of Sto. Tomas. 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Gayoso-Pasion

Board of Director

 

Grace is a master trainer, communication consultant, workshop facilitator, event host, speaker, content creator, educator, and writer. She is a development communication professional with over 17 years of experience in strategic communication, public speaking, capacity building and training, knowledge management, behavior change communication, publications development, and health education and promotion. Previously, she served as a Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist in an international non-profit organization, handling the Philippines and eventually providing technical assistance to countries within the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, she worked as a writer and researcher for major TV networks and did corporate sales and marketing.  She graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a BA Broadcast Communication degree. Granted by ASEAN with a full scholarship, she pursued graduate studies in Communication from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Spending most of her career in the non-profit, she worked on the challenging task of teaching complex medical and health concepts to urban and rural poor, most of whom never finished primary or secondary school. Since then, she has been an advocate of using simplicity in speaking. Grace is passionate about serving people through enhancing public speaking skills and simplifying difficult concepts. Learn more about her at https://www.gracegayoso.com.

John Paul Uminga

Social Enterprise Specialist

John has 12 years of experience in the development sector in strategic communications, project design and management, and research roles. His advocacy includes entrepreneurship development and promotion having handled such roles as Programs Development Manager of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (GoNegosyo) and Head of Inclusive Business of the Office of the Presidential Consultant on Entrepreneurship, where he designed and rolled out various enabling programs for Filipino micro, small and medium enterprises across the country for over 5 years. He was Go Negosyo’s key personnel interfacing for synergistic engagements with various government agencies, private corporations, international development organizations, and local nonprofits such as DTI, DICT, DOST, DA, AFFI, PFA, Asia Society, ASEAN Foundation, British Council, Makati Business Club, ASEAN Business Advisory Council, US, Australia, and UK embassies, among many others. He was Go Negosyo’s lead contact during the design and initial rollout of various Negosyo Centers led by the Office of Sen. Bam Aquino and in implementation of the provisions of the Go Negosyo Act. His involvement in the entrepreneurship space includes overseas experience as a content coordinator for the University of Sydney Incubate and as a visiting fellow in the Carnegie Mellon University Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was formerly the Director for Communication of the FEU Institute of Technology and is currently on the faculty roster of FEU - Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance. He provides consulting and advisory work for civic organizations and private corporations on strategy, business development, and organizational development. He holds a master’s degree in commerce specializing in strategy, innovation management, and entrepreneurship (distinction average) from the University of Sydney as an Australia Awards scholar and a bachelor's degree in English from Far Eastern University (magna cum laude).

 

Marianne  Beau Goldy Yancha

Innovations Specialist

 

Goldy has served for 11 years working in the tech industry and development sector with a focus on business acceleration in the spaces of tech startups and social enterprises across industry verticals. She also has experience in business development, product management, business process streamlining, and organizational development. Through her development work, she has engaged with communities across the Philippines through technopreneurship initiatives, including technopreneurship talks, boot camps, workshops, learning sessions, design thinking, and ideation sprints, etc., and has engaged over 50,000 people through these efforts. She has also instigated and cultivated institutional partnerships across various corporations (First Pacific Group of Companies, Unilever, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nokia, PA Grant Thornton, Microsoft, JP Morgan, etc.), government agencies (DICT, DOST, DTI), and universities across the Philippines. She has co-implemented projects in collaboration with international development organizations such as the European Commission Erasmus + program (BEEHIVE: Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Enhance Higher Education Value-Added for Better Graduate Employability) as well as the United Nations Development Programme and the Department of Foreign Affairs Australia (ISIP: Innovation for Social Impact Partnership). She has also completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program from the Asian Institute of Management. She is the 1st Philippine representative for the Austrian Leadership Program and a Professional Fellow at Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI), with an immersion in the MassChallenge Accelerator in Boston, USA. She is trained in Business Incubation from the International Business Innovation Association in Florida, USA. She has also been involved in building the Philippine chapters for community programs of Techstars and Startup Grind. She holds a master’s degree in Technology Management and a BS in Business Economics degree, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines.

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