Jose Enrique Corpus
Youth Employment Solutions Researcher, Youth for Asia, Asian Development Bank

Iking Corpus is a passionate development consultant with research and policy experience on improving sustainable learning and employment outcomes of vulnerable youth in Asia and the Pacific. Over the past 6 years, he has worked with international organizations, such as ADB, Plan International, and EnCube Labs. His research interests include the role of meaningful youth engagement in youth economic empowerment issues, maker-based education and training pedagogy, and understanding the coping strategies of young workers and entrepreneurs during crises.


Young people identify digitalization, strong participatory processes, and an inclusive labor market as priorities to improve livelihood opportunities amid COVID-19.


Understand and address the needs of vulnerable young workers and entrepreneurs as part of COVID-19 measures.


How to make it work: skills training, civic engagement and forums that help young people become active in society.