Estrella Mai Dizon-Anonuevo, Executive Director, Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiatives Inc.
Estrella Mai Dizon Anonuevo is the executive director of Atikha, a non-government organisation working in the field of migration and development. She graduated Masters in Social Entrepreneurship at the Asian Institute of Management. She been working in the field of migration and development for more than 20 years. She has conducted researches on the social cost of migration, diaspora philanthropy, and migration and reintegration. She has wrote several books on migration and manuals that assists migration stakeholders in providing social and economic services for migrants and their families. She managed several projects one of which is the project on “ Mobilizing Migrant Resources Towards agri-based cooperative” with International Fund for Agriculture Development Financing Facility for Remittances (IFAD FFR) which successfully mobilised the investments of migrant domestic helpers in Italy towards their cooperative in their province in the Philippines. Atikha is currently scaling up this project to more provinces, countries of destination and with more rural financial institutions , migrant associations and government organisations. She also acts as consultant of several international agencies such as ILO, IOM and IFAD in promoting financial education, establishing one stop migration resource center and implementing migration and development initiatives.