jedd ivan manjares
Jedd Ivan Manjares
Country Secretariat and Liaison Officer
Jedd is currently a senior student taking up Consular and Diplomatic Affairs at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. He is passionate about youth empowerment, youth political participation, and inclusivity.
Jedd’s interest in youth leadership started when he joined the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange where he was able to propose a Project on Sustainable Waste Disposal in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Since then, he joined diplomatic conferences such as the International Model United Nations, KHMER Model ASEAN Meeting, and the 22nd Benilde Model United Nations, and volunteered as a liaison officer for the 5th ASEAN-Russia Youth Summit. As an advocate of greater inclusivity, he also headed a Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training Project aimed at promoting equal and better opportunities for Persons With Disabilities in the barangay community. He believes that small steps inspire greater outcomes.
Jedd is also inclined in the arts and music and dedicates his free time as a drummer for several bands in the Philippines.