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Change Mag 02

Change Mag 02

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Published by Tony Chianvanit
Social Innovation e-Magazine
Social Innovation e-Magazine

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Published by: Tony Chianvanit on Jan 20, 2011
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editors note.
Regional Social Enterprise Knowledge &Partnership Symposium: Social Enterprise fora Sustainable Future in Asia
, held on the 15thand 16th of November has come to aspectacular close. I would like to give thanksto all co-organizing partners, namely the ThaiSocial Enterprise Office, the British Council,Krungthep Turakij newspaper, andChangeFusion Institute. I believe thatSymposium will generate the essentialmomentum that will drive the growth ofsocial enterprise sector in Asia, especially inThailand. Apart from being a platform wherehundreds of social entrepreneurs andindustry professionals convened to sharetheir ideas and experiences, the Symposiumis also a birthplace for Social EnterpriseNetwork Asia, which is a network thatpositions itself to be the main driving force for the growth of social enterprise and socialinnovation in Asia.For the second issue of CHANGE Magazine,we would like to share everyone theinsightful topics which were openly sharedand healthy debated at the Symposium, aswell as the direction of social enterprise inThailand and in other countries across Asia.We hope that this issue of CHANGEMagazine would inspire, and spread themessage of a sustainable future throughsocial enterprise from the Symposium toeveryone, both within Asia and Thailand.
Thanapon Sreshthaputra
Ideas Thailand: 5 top-voted winners from Thailand firstpolicy crowd-sourcing initiative25 November 2010
Ideas Thailand Project has formally come to a close on25th November 2010 with the winners of the projecthaving been announced. After undergoing through arigorous selection process, 3,000 ideas were shortlistedinto 20 ideas for people to vote for their favorite ideas.Selected based on the number of votes from an onlinepoll and regular mail voting, 5 top-voted ideas havenow been provided with a research funding of 100,000baht and various support from the Thai government toimplement these ideas. This has been the first time inthe history of the Royal Thai Government where apolicy crowd-sourcing initiative has been launched,giving the chance for any individual to submit their ideal solutions and dream projects to the government,both online and offline.For more information, please visit: http://pm.go.th/ideasforthailand/
Future 100 Award: Celebrating the UK’s Leading YoungSocial Entrepreneur 19 November 2010
The prestigious Future 100 Awards have beenannounced under the exciting ‘Social Enterprise Day2010’ event. Celebrated at the British Library, in the UK,the award aims to raise the profile of young socialentrepreneurs aged 18-35, who demonstrates anoutstanding flair for entrepreneurship and innovationskill. The Future 100 was organized by ‘Striding Out’, asocial enterprise established to inspire and vigorouslysupport social entrepreneurs in the UK.For more information about the 100 winners, pleaser visit: http://www.future100.co.uk/
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Application to GSVC South East Asia Round for2010-2011 is now open!
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is nowopened for the South East Asian participants who havea strong, innovative business idea for social andenvironmental impact. GSVC is the first competition topromote graduate-student entrepreneurs, initiated byUniversity of California, Berkeley in 1999. Since 2007,Thammasat University has been the first university inSouth East Asia that has partnered in hosting thecompetition.For more information, please visit: www.gsvc-sea.org/index.html
Seventh Annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship
This two-day conference held on 3-5th November 2010was an assembly of leaders in social entrepreneurshipsuch as social entrepreneurs, investors andphilanthropists, scholars, educators, and thoughtleaders. The event featured discussions of conceptand themes in social entrepreneurship research by thescholars in the field and the measurement of socialimpact, which has become an essential businessbenchmark for mature social entrepreneurship.For more information, please visit: http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/
The First Finnish Social Enterprise Conference; 24-25thNovember 2010
The first Finnish social enterprise conference was heldon 24-25th November 2010. With the aim to generatinginspiration for participants start social enterprise byshowing the best practices and social innovation, theevent-cum-exhibition showcased many special sessionswith the keynote speakers from the UK and Finlandsuch as Barry Roberts of Turning Point and Nigel Lowthroof Hill Holt Wood.For more information, please visit:www.socialbusinessint.com/
AKI opened the new house.
The Asian Knowledge Institute (AKI) celebrated itsbrand-new city campus at the Interchange Building onSukhumvit Road. Established in 2009, the institute aimsto produce the next generation Asian business leadersand is focused on building an extensive network throughout Asia. Apirak Kosayodhin, the Founder andPresident of the University Committee, gave short yetinspirational speech on the rising of Asia, having saidthat, “This current era belongs to the Asian. Every trendhas centralized to the region. It is time for Asia to holdthe wheel of fortune and sustainable practice as itscore.”Also launched at the event is AKI’s latest curriculum,the ‘Executive Program in Asian Business Leadership’,which is currently accepting applications and willcommence in 2011.For more information, please visit: www.akiedu.org/

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