MaidenManzanalMed Manzanal is a Senior International Development Consultant with 12 years of extensive experience in community development and international development working in the Philippines, Asia Pacific, Canada and internationally, assisting and supporting community-based organizations, civil society, and civic agencies, multilateral institutions, build capacity to provide sustainable growth and enhance quality of life for their communities with specialization in human rights, gender, poverty reduction, diversity management, and organizational development through project/program management, training, research and development evaluation.

A CEO and President of GlobalStakes Consulting, she has solid community development background in the Philippines and in Canada and working experience in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Timor Leste, China/HK, and New York, USA. In Canada, she had extensive municipal and city-wide leadership and management of diversity relations in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia.