UiTM SISU had its first Social Innovation Studio on the 30th of March 2019. The studio was designed by SIX and it was conducted as a replication of the workshop previously done by SIX. The workshop was done in UiTM SISU office in UiTM-MTDC Technopreneur Centre, UiTM Shah Alam. A total of 8 students participated in this first round of studio which centered around designing possible social innovation ideas in solving problems based on current problems. The studio was successfully done throughout the whole day in enlightening students’ awareness on Social Innovation.
UiTM SISU kicked off the month of April with its second Social Innovation Studio on the 6th of April 2019. Similar as before, the studio was designed by SIX and it was conducted as a replication of the workshop previously done by SIX. The workshop took place in the Faculty of Education, UiTM Puncak Alam. This time around, a total of 9 students had participated in the social innovation studio which centered around designing possible social innovation ideas in solving problems based on current problems. The studio was successfully done throughout the whole day centered on enlightening students’ awareness on Social Innovation.
KU SISU proudly presents the social innovation research project supported by KU SISU in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences, Kasetsart University.
Research Project: Social Media Use to Promote Participation Collaboration and Transparency in Local Government.
Head of the Project: Kevalin Silphiphat, Ph.D.
Project Objectives: To develop social media communication model for Takhli residents and Municipality, Nakhon Sawan and to evaluate outcomes after using a new communication model
Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network 2nd International Conference Bangkok, Thailand 8 – 9 October 2019
This conference aims to showcase the best examples of social innovation research and practice throughout the region, especially the work being carried out in and with universities. Our theme for the 2nd South East Asian Social Innovation Network International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand (8>9 October, 2019) is Exploring the Asian Social Innovation Experience – Theory and Practice.
Increasingly, social innovation is being recognized as critical for sustainable human and social development, capable of addressing the major and interrelated challenges facing society. Across Asia, governments, corporations, social organisations and social investment firms demonstrate the extent to which the social innovation eco-system is growing. That being said, significant challenges remain – including a lack of shared definitions and priorities, uncoordinated support, fledgling networks, unclear policy and limited financial provisions – that undermine progress and impact.
The South East Asia Social Innovation Network is a project funded by the European Commission which helps universities to actively engage in social innovation in order to help their communities achieve sustainable and inclusive socio-economic growth, social cohesion and equity in South East Asia. SEASIN’s core objective is to create a new paradigm for knowledge exchange in universities and provide a platform for driven people focusing on innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. We believe that social innovation can solve the most pressing challenges in the world, that youth is the driving force, and in collaboration with a clear purpose – it can all be done. The theme of the 2nd South East Asian Social Innovation Network International Conference underpins our core objective.
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