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At Build Initiative, we design futures and build accessibility for everyone. We envision a world where all individuals, regardless of their abilities or background, can thrive in environments that are inclusive and barrier-free. Through persistent advocacy, comprehensive education, and strategic collaborations, we actively dismantle obstacles and enhance equal opportunities. Our mission extends through transforming physical and digital landscapes to empower individuals across all spectrums of ability, advocating for fair practices and expanding educational access, ensuring inclusivity is a universal norm. By partnering with stakeholders, influencing policy reforms, and driving international cooperation, we are dedicated to creating a world where inclusivity is not merely a goal but a tangible reality for all.


The Build Initiative is dedicated to creating inclusive, accessible, and sustainable communities in the face of global climate challenges. Our mission is to advocate for, educate about, and collaborate on solutions that integrate sustainability into the fabric of societal development. We aim to transform physical and digital environments to be universally empowering, environmentally sound, and capable of supporting diverse populations equitably. By promoting sustainable practices and addressing systemic barriers, we ensure that all individuals, regardless of their background or abilities, have equal opportunities to succeed and contribute to a healthier planet. Our work is fueled by a commitment to turning visionary ideas into effective, sustainable actions that lead to real-world impacts.


Imagine a world where inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability are the cornerstones of every community—this is the future the Build Initiative envisions. Our vision is a society where every individual, irrespective of background or ability, thrives in an environment that values environmental stewardship alongside social equality. Through advocacy, education, and collaboration, we are committed to creating resilient communities that adapt to climate challenges, reduce environmental impact, and ensure universal access to green and digital spaces. Together, we are building a sustainable future that celebrates diversity and empowers all.




Recognizing the power of partnerships, we work alongside a broad range of stakeholders—including communities, organizations, and governments—to foster unity, share knowledge, and amplify our impact in creating a more accessible world.



Empowering individuals and communities is at the core of what we do, providing the tools, education, and resources necessary for people to lead self-determined lives and contribute meaningfully to society.



We approach our work with a deep respect for the dignity, rights, and individuality of every person, celebrating the diversity of experiences and perspectives that they bring.



We are committed to fairness and justice, striving to dismantle barriers and rectify inequalities that prevent individuals from realizing their full potential, ensuring everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources.



We embrace creativity and innovation as essential tools in developing solutions that address the complex challenges of accessibility and inclusivity, always seeking out new and effective ways to advance our cause.



We commit to actions and strategies that ensure long-term sustainability and impact of our initiatives, with a focus on building resilient systems and communities that uphold our values of inclusivity and accessibility.

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Global Solidarity

Recognizing the interconnectedness of our world, we foster international cooperation and solidarity, understanding that building an inclusive future is a global endeavor that requires collective action.



We are dedicated to being a voice for change, advocating for policies and practices that promote inclusivity and accessibility, and standing up for the rights and dignity of all individuals.



In all our efforts, we operate with the highest levels of integrity, transparency, and accountability, earning the trust of those we serve and those who support us.



At the heart of our mission, we believe in creating spaces and opportunities that are welcoming and accessible to everyone, valuing diversity in all its forms as a strength that enriches our communities.


Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo

Emerging from the ethnolinguistic group of Karay-a, Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo carved a unique path through the governmental ranks, serving across four different administrations in the Philippines. Her tenure included significant roles in the Philippines' Build Build Build Program and as Undersecretary for the Department of Information and Communications Technology. She left her government role to further her education at the London School of Economics and subsequently founded Build Initiative. Her leadership is driven by a profound commitment to inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainable development, with a particular focus on addressing the vulnerabilities of her home country to climate change.

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At Build Initiative, our global team of volunteer experts embodies the spirit of diversity and collaboration essential to our mission. Hailing from every corner of the world, these dedicated individuals bring a wealth of cultural perspectives and professional expertise, all united by a common goal: to create inclusive, barrier-free environments where everyone can thrive. Their collective efforts are crucial in advancing our projects, transforming both physical and digital landscapes, and ensuring that inclusivity is not just an ideal, but a tangible reality. With their support, we are making significant strides in advocacy, education, and policy reform, truly embodying our vision of a universally accessible world.

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