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Celebrating the first-ever Ashoka Fellows election in Malaysia and Singapore, the inaugural Ashoka Changemaker Forum will mobilise and convene change leaders from across the impact space. It will also drive and promote dialogue that surfaces the skills and perspectives essential to a social entrepreneur. These skills and perspectives have repeatedly been recognised as a crucial part of the strategy in overcoming the challenges of the 21st century. [1,2,3] Change leaders from different sectors such as education, technology, banking, foundations will gather at National University of Singapore Business School on August 28th to further explore the relevance of a social entrepreneur's skills and perspectives.
The Forum will provide a unique space to re-imagine system-changing social innovations via the lenses of social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from various companies and organisations. Through thought leadership on social innovations, sharing of best practices from newly elected Fellows, and networking, we hope to connect change leaders and to create a supportive community of partnerships centred around crafting leadership and institutional practices that adapt to the Digital Age.
Once a person has had a dream, built a team, and change his or her world, he or she has the power to express love and respect in action--the heart of what brings health, longevity, and happiness. He or she will be a changemaker for life...a real contributor in a world where value increasingly comes from changemaking and not, as it as for millennia, from efficiency in repetition.
Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO, Ashoka
|5:00-6:00 PM||Reception at the Mochtar Riady Building, NUS Business School, 15 Kent Ridge Drive Singapore 119245, followed by presentations at the Hon Sui Son Memorial Library|
|6:00-6:15 PM||Welcome Address from Sumitra Pasupathy, Ashoka Singapore Country Director, and Keith Chua, Ashoka Singapore Board Member|
|6:15-6:45 PM||Best Practices of Change: Ashoka Fellows Presenting Their Ideas|
|6:45-7:00 PM||Awarding the Ashoka Fellowship|
|7:00-7:10 PM||Leading Social Innovation Practices in Universities: Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy at NUS Business School|
|7:10 PM onwards||Closing & networking|
Ranked as the world's 5th leading NGO by NGOadvisor, Ashoka has built a network of the world's most impactful social entrepreneurs who are changing systems and paradigms at national and international levels. Supported by 300 Ashoka staff in 36 country offices, and by an international community of expert advisors, Ashoka has selected over 3,800 Fellows in 89 countries through a rigorous selection process--of whom 83% have changed national policies and 93% have seen their innovations replciated within 5 years of selection. Through this life-long fellowship, every member commits to championing new patterns of social good.
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1 A. T. Kearney. "Learning to Learn: Adapting to Continuous Workforce Disruption" A. T. Kearney. http://www.southeast-asia.atkearney.com/documents/766402/17830068/Learning+to+Learn—Adapting+to+Continuous+Workforce+Disruption+–+LOCKED.pdf/cb5cbaaf-de13-649f-eb26-588a38486490
2 McKinsey. "The skilling challenge" McKinsey. https://www.ashoka.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/2018_the_skilling_challenge_ashoka_mckinsey.pdf
3 OECD. "OECD Education 2030" OECD. http://www.oecd.org/education/2030/