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Asef Kl 2011 Programme

Asef Kl 2011 Programme

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This is the ASEF 2011 Programme of activities.
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ASIAN SOLIDARITY ECONOMY FORUM
KL2011
 
KL2011
ASE
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Content
Content
Welcome Address
Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, DeputyHigher Education Minister & Advisor toASEF KL2011
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Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria, Chairman,ASEF KL2011
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Mr Benjamin Quinones Jr. ChairmanASEF and CSRSME Asia
4Introductions
Key note Speaker Mr Pierre Calame Main Sponsor Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind
56Program Details
Plenary PresentationsWorkshop Presentations
713Guidelines
Plenary Session Guidelines
Plenary Session Roundtable Reections
Workshop Presenters Guidelines
Plenary Reections & Feedbacks - Guide
for Workshop Synthesizers
21222324Background Reading
Advocacy of solidarity economy in Asiaby Benjamin R. Quiñones, Jr.Presentation of a proposal for “TheCharter of Human Responsibilities”
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ASIAN SOLIDARITY ECONOMY FORUM
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ASE
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 Welcome Address
 Welcome Address
Selamat Datang / Welcome to MalaysiaIt gives me great pleasure to welcome youto Malaysia and to the ASEF KL2011. I trust you would
have had a pleasant ight and travel to KL. I really
hope you will enjoy your stay in Malaysia especiallyour foreign guest from Asia and around the globe.Take time to wonder around to catch a glimpseof multi cultural, multi religious and multi ethnicMalaysia. The city of KL is full of what truly is Asia.We are at a critical point of human historywhere there is a global crisis which requires collectiveengagement in solving it. We are depleting naturalresources at an alarming rate which negativelyimpacting environmental sustainability andecological balance. We are faced with tremendoussuffering especially with rising poverty, increasing
socio-economic inequalities and all kinds of humanconict. Human greed, corruption and abuse of
power is at the heart of this crisis.However admits global gloom there areclear lights of victory especially through community
efforts in establishing alternative socio-economic
initiatives for transformation in society and the marketplace. There is a movement of people amongthe public, private and civil society including theacademic community who are seeking to restore justice, human rights, responsibility, accountabilityand good governance.In Asia in general and Malaysia we seeordinary people working together for change through
innovations which gives hope and condence to
humankind. Therefore ASEF KL2011 must capture
these stories of socio-economic transformation
which is setting new models of economic growthand development, which are more inclusive and just.One new agenda that Malaysia at ASEFKL2011 is introducing to the global solidarity andsocial economy is the Islamic initiatives which areconsistent with the core principles of solidarity
economy, socio-economic sustainability and for the
common good.In addition we must recognize that youngpeople are making a major change to tradition heldpositions through their creative engagements. Wemust give the space to speak and us to be patienceto hear their voices and at the same time enablethem to develop successful action on the ground.
I am condent that solidarity economic
facilitates greater inclusion for all the disadvantagedand marginalized to enter mainstream and realizetheir full potential as this is an all inclusive agenda.A stronger commitment to participatory democracyand empowering the grassroots is imperative.In this context Universities and Centers oflearning must play a more strategic and criticalrole in undertaking action research, policy analysis,impact assessment on the one hand and on theother providing good quality teaching, learning andtraining in solidarity economy.I take this opportunity to congratulate theefforts taken by Binary University College together with the Coalition of Socially Responsible Smalland Medium Enterprises in Asia with the support
of Charles-Leopold Mayer Foundation, all the
Malaysian and regional partner organizations for hosting the ASEF KL2011.It is our prayer and hope that you will have apleasant stay and experience in Malaysia. I also wishyou all the very best in the deliberations and Godwilling we will formulate an action plan for Asia in thecoming three days
Hon Datuk Shaifuddin Abdullah
Deputy Minister for Higher EducationGovernment of Malaysia
 
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 Welcome Address
It is encouraging to see the response to theThird Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy. Over 300people have registered and about 70 percent arefrom outside of Malaysia and from Asian countries.We have 17 Asian countries represented and 7others from outside the region.Among the participants are grassrootimplementors who are hands on in running programsand projects. Others are policy makers who are
public sector ofcials and politicians. There area signicant number of academics who are
undertaking research, teaching and training withtheir university students.It is very encouraging to welcome lots ofyoung people from the Universities especially NgeeAnn Polytechnic, Singapore, University MalaysiaKelantan, Sam Ratulangi University, Manado,Indonesia & Binary University College, Malaysia. Theseare all young people taking courses at the graduateand post graduate levels in social entreprenurshipand social enterprise. They are the future of ASIA andthe future promotion of social/solidarity economy inthe region.It is encouraging to note that Universitiesespecially Business and Entreprenurship Schools areintroducing social/solidarity economy into mainstream higher education courses. This is one area wemust strengthen.The ASEF KL2011 program is very tight over the three days. However we have provided suffcientbalance for plenary sessions, workshop groups and
small group round-table discussions. We want to
facilitate a learning journey experience of sharingamong one another. Take time to listen to thepresentations of case studies in the workshops. These
are in-depth sharing of experiences from the groundor from eld study ndings.
ASEF KL2011 is very participatory as therewill be over 100 formal interventions with 46 plenarypresentations and 62 workshop presentations over the three days. This is clearly a ‘meeting of minds’to share & learn, review & analysis, plan & strategise.I take this opportunity to thank each andevery one of you for your kind support in ensuringthat ASEF KL2011 is a success. Our prayer is that thisforum is not just an event but a program for peoplemovement for transformation in Asia.
I take this opportunity to thank:-
Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Ministry of Higher Education; Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives& Consumerism and all the relevant agenciesconcerned.Mr Pierre Calame for his presence andvarious sharing during the forum. Special thanks toCharles Leopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress ofHumankind for the special grant which has enabledmany from the grassroots in Asia to participate.Prof Dato Joseph Adaickalam and Centrefor Social Entrepreneurship, Binary University Collegefor being the anchor organisation for ASEF KL2011,for the voluntary support of the staff and students asvolunteersMr Benjamin Quionones Jr, Chair, CSRSME,Asia and his team for all the valuable advice andsupportTo all the participating organisations and allparticipants for your presence and contributionsLet us move Asia towards greater inclusion,sustainable development, human rights andresponsibility for all .
Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria
Chair, National Organising CommitteeASEF 2011
 Welcome Address

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