Mark Lawrence B. Cruz


Expertise: Private Partnership, Local Governance
Mr. Cruz’s main involvement is with the partnership between Gawad Kalinga (GK) and the Ateneo de Manila University. He heads the Research unit of the GK- Ateneo Partnership and the Programs department of the GK Community Development Foundation, Inc. As Associate Director of the GK Builders’ Institute for Local Governance, Mr. Cruz initiates programs to help GK enhance partnerships with local government units such as training activities for GK workers. He is also a faculty at the Philosophy Department of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Mr. Cruz is now pursuing his Doctorate in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines, National College of Public Administration and Governance. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Master’s degree in Philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University.