Applying Knowledge and Experience from
IATSS Forum & Paying Forward to Community

Message from Alumni

Mr. Lyle Raquipiso

IATSS Forum was my window to the outside world. As a very young participant at 22 years old, IATSS Forum gave me a wealth of knowledge from the renowned lecturers, as well as my more experienced batchmates. At the same time, the Forum allowed me to freely voice out my fresh ideas. I came back from Japan much more knowledgeable, matured, and confident. Since then, I have been applying my IATSS learnings throughout my career in development work. I enjoy the wide network of alumni that IATSS Forum has produced, as well as the community projects that we have been organizing. Armed with my IATSS experience and other qualifications, I am certainly able to contribute to my organization’s vision of a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific.