2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems
12-13 November 2014 • Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Enrico L. Basilio

basilioChief of Party
USAID Advancing Philippine Competitiveness (COMPETE) Project


Enrico (Henry) L. Basilio is the Chief of Party of the USAID Advancing Philippine Competitiveness (COMPETE) Project. One of the key mandates of the COMPETE Project is the enhancement of the agriculture sector’s competitiveness. In the past, Henry participated in various agri-related projects: USAID Accelerated Agricultural Production Project, UNDP Seed to Shelf Project, DA Strategic Transport for Agriculture. Henry served as President/Trustee of REID Foundation, Inc.; Director of the Graduate Program in Applied Business Economics, Director of the Industrial Research Foundation, and Vice President of the Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia and the Pacific. Henry was one of the prime movers of the Philippine roll-on/roll-off (RO-RO) shipping policy in 2003. In 2010, he was appointed as Alternate Philippine Representative to the ASEAN High Level Task Force on Connectivity (that crafted the ASEAN Master Plan on Connectivity). For his efforts, Henry received from President Aquino a Letter of Commendation in 2011. Henry obtained his degree in Economics from the  University of Santo Tomas, Master of Arts degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific, and Doctor of Public Administration from the University of the Philippines National College for Public Administration and Governance. 


Session 2C: Enhancing ASEAN Connectivity: The ASEAN RO-RO Initiative


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About the Organizer


SEARCA is one of the 21 regional centers of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Founded on 27 November 1966, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education, short-term training, research and development, and knowledge management.

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For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Acting Program Head
Research and Development
Department, SEARCA
Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines

Tel: +63 49 536-2287 loc 131