Jecel Censoro is a people-mover from the Philippines advocating good governance, better education, and poverty reduction. She is the project implementation specialist of the Asian Development Bank specifically working on connecting government, civil society, and the bank in designing, implementing, and monitoring development projects. She currently leads the engagements of civil society into ADB projects such as in K to 12, Jobstart, and Conditional Cash Transfers.
Moved by passion to serve others, Jecel has founded several community initiatives with the goal of improving maximizing people’s potential and improving the quality of their life. Some of her specific projects are: (1) 4-PIECE (4 – Partners on ICT, Entrepreneurship, Capacity-building, and Employment for Progress) for CCT recipients, (2) Likha Crafts with indigenous people and local artists, and (3) Centrale Farms with rural farmers and fishers.
From 2010 to 2014, Jecel has worked with ANSA East Asia and the Pacific as Network Associate then promoted to Network and Communications Manager. She led the Checkmyschool project in partnership with the Department of Education which is a participatory monitoring initiative that aims to improve public education services by encouraging feedback through online-offline mechanisms and facilitating government-citizen engagement. Prior to ANSA-EAP, Jecel worked as market researcher for Taylor Nelson and Sofres, a graduate researcher of the University of the Philippines, and a writer for the Philippine National Police.
Jecel is current part Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Awards committee, a part of the United Nations Technical Working Group for Asia, and one of the founding boards of IRIS (International Rights-Based Research and Training Institute for Social Development). She is also part of the Global Changemakers, Global Transparency Education Network, Global Youth for Anti-Corruption, and a member of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability.