Edwin M. Salonga

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Edwin Salonga is the Chairperson of SEDPI Group of Social Enterprises, which includes development consultancy, socially responsible resource mobilization, social enterprise incubation, and foundation. His main competence is in social development, specifically in the fields of social entrepreneurship, financial education and microfinance. A lecturer at the Development Studies Program of the Ateneo de Manila University, Edwin also serves as its microfinance research specialist and lead trainer on its Microfinance Capacity-Building Program.

Graduating Cum Laude in Mass Communication and with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Edwin is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Social Development at the University of the Philippines. He presents academic papers and serves as resource speaker in conferences, both local and abroad. He was a presenter at the 2010 Global Conference in Microfinance at the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom and in 2012 Asia Summit on Social Entrepreneurship in Thailand. Edwin is also an Adjunct Professor of the Ateneo School of Government, responsible for delivering training courses in financial education to overseas Filipinos in Europe and Asia.

Edwin leads the delivery of the Ateneo de Manila’s Diploma Course in Microfinance in key cities of the Philippines, in partnership with the BPI-Globe BanKO and the People’s Credit and Finance Corporation. He also led its delivery to the management staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. Through the British Council he delivers training courses in social entrepreneurship in the Southeast Asian region. Since 2006, Edwin has been traveling to Europe and Asia to conduct training courses in financial education to migrant workers and hometown associations.

To keep him abreast on recent issues and trends in social development, Edwin regularly attends conferences and seminars in Indonesia, Europe, and the United States of America.