THEIR MISSION: At the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev), they are working to eradicate poverty through education, innovation and entrepreneurship. Here's how: Strengthen the education and training programs for young Filipinos in science and technology. Produce a higher ratio of qualified science and engineering experts and practitioners in the Philippines Foster innovation by driving science and technology research toward the development of globally-competitive products and businesses. Build an entrepreneurial ecosystem—from mentorship and networking to legal and financial support infrastructures—in the Philippines to start a movement that will lead to long-term economic growth.