Greetings from the
Yunus Center at the Asian Institute of Technology!
We believe that the power of the market can be harnessed to eradicate poverty. This can be done by using business practices to disseminate pro-poor technologies. We acts as a knowledge hub and an enabling platform to accelerate the spread of these technologies through social business and enterprise-led development.
If you're a social business expert, social entrepreneur, researcher, student, or just itching to know more about ways to solve social problems, scroll down for more details. We look forward to seeing you at our events this month.
The first edition of Humans Of Change is coming up!
To kick off this series of events, this edition aims to connect and inspire individuals under the theme WOMEN in Social Business – in partnership with AKIN ASIA’s Women IN series.
This WOMEN in Social Business event will hear from a panel of 3 amazing female entrepreneurs discussing what it means to run a social business and share their experience in working to create and inspire change. The panel will be moderated by Nicola Jones-Crossley, who found AKIN ASIA in early 2016, with the view to shine a spotlight on and celebrate female entrepreneurs and professionals across Southeast Asia.
The event will be held in FabCafe, near BTS Ari - get directions here. Tickets will be available for cash purchase at the venue an hour prior to the start of the event. Due to a limited number of seats, please RSVP through the link above. Student rates are available upon presentation of a valid student ID. For updates, check our Facebook Event!
It's time to say goodbye and hello to the YCA Team!
To those who are moving on to new experiences and challenges, we thank you for bringing your knowledge and expertise to the team. Your enthusiasm and passion inspired us every step of the way.
To those who are joining us, welcome to our YCA Family! We are excited to have you on board and we are looking forward to working with you on all the amazing projects we will have this year! Stay tuned.
Update: Global Goals - Social Entrepreneurship On June 7th, the Yunus Center AIT and JUMP! Foundation co-hosted the Global Goals event in Social Entrepreneurship, featuring interactive discussions with passionate social entrepreneurs, experts, academics, students and a lot more. The discussion included best practices of social enterprises in Asia, challenges entrepreneurs may face during their journey and what is essential to achieve success: passion for the cause your enterprise addresses and openness for changing and adapting.
Update: The Sustainable Development Challenges in Asia - A Conference in Honour of His Majesty The King 70 Years Accession to The Throne
The YCA team attended to the event "The Sustainable Development Challenges in Asia: A Conference in Honour of His Majesty The King 70 Years Accession to The Throne”. We had the great pleasure to welcome our colleague Ms. Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director of the Yunus Centre Bangladesh, who was one of the distinguished speakers in the event. Each speaker presented various initiatives in Thailand and the region. The insightful presentations were followed by a panel discussion on Challenges to achieve Sustainable Development in Asia.
We welcome you to register for the 7th Social Business Day 2016 from July 28-29, 2016 in Dhaka Bangladesh, hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. It is an annual event with the participation of international and local actors, corporate and social leaders, NGOs, students, and innovators to connect them with social business network to explore the concept of social business and their role in this global movement alongside leading experts in the field.
Social Business Day is organized every year to discuss and celebrate the groundbreaking idea of social business. The event also creates an opportunity for participants to engage in various interactive panel sessions and workshops to broaden their understanding in their specific areas of interest.