Ms. Sheila Algabre has stepped into the role of Director for Programs at the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG). Atty. Benedicto Bacani, IAG Executive Director, announced today the appointment of Ms. Algabre to the new post responsible for supervising the inception, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of IAG programs. 


Ms. Algabre brings to IAG more than 25 years of experience in executive and project management, having been Director for Community Extension Services, Vice President of Identity and Mission, Vice President for Administration and Extension, Executive Assistant to the President, and Director for Planning, Development and External Affairs of Notre Dame University in Cotabato City.


She also served as Quality Management Representative and oversaw the university’s efforts in raising operational standards in systems and processes towards a quality threshold and culture of excellence.


She has managed high-impact projects in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao across various themes such protection and productivity of out-of-school youth in fragile environments, alternative learning systems, indigenous peoples’ education, women leadership and empowerment, livelihood and enterprise development, peace education and anti-corruption programs.


Her contextual technical expertise has been an invaluable resource to relief and rehabilitation efforts in Mindanao and other parts of the country dealing with the aftermath of violent conflict and other calamities.


Ms. Algabre, who transitioned into the new role in August, will assist the management team in creating and delivering unique and outstanding value to IAG’s partners and stakeholders at the time when governments and nonprofits the world over rethink operations and interventions because of the coronavirus pandemic. 


IAG adopted a work-from-home arrangement for its staff from March 16 to April 30 and implemented a hybrid work plan or a combination of online and limited in-person activities since it resumed office operations on May 4. 


Ms. Algabre’s appointment comes less than a year after IAG reformulated its vision-mission statement and operations manual in December last year, which kickstarted a series of essential organizational changes to streamline operations for better management of workflow systems, efficiencies, risks and results. 


IAG is entering its fifteenth year this month of September.