Platforms

With the combined support of the Japan Foundation Asia Center as well as Oxfam and the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok (through the Gender-transformative and Responsible Agricultural Investments in Southeast Asia Project), the COVID19 Social Enterprise Response and Visioning Effort (SERVE) Webinar Series and Round Table Discussions (RTDs) were made possible from May 26 to September 10, 2020. The webinars have featured social enterprise recovery efforts that inspired the ongoing reconfiguration of the social entrepreneurship platforms towards building back better and achieving the SDGs.

These platforms are being reconfigured in RTDs towards further development, presentation or launching during the SEAL Conference on September 16-17, 2020.

These initiatives to be presented or launched during the SEAL Conference shall serve as collaborative platforms for: 

  • Learning and exchange of experiences and best practices among stakeholders on social entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral collaboration focused on the recovery of social enterprises and the marginalized sectors they serve towards leaving no one behind in building back better and achieving the SDGs. 
  • Developing and projecting collective impact in the recovery of social enterprises and the poverty sectors they serve towards leaving no one behind in building back better and achieving the SDGs. 
  • Developing and advocating changes in government policy and programs supportive to the recovery of social enterprises and the marginalized sectors they serve towards leaving no one behind in building back better and promoting social entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral collaboration to achieve the SDGs. 
  • Attracting and generating commitments and support from private donors and financial institutions as well as national and intergovernmental bodies to assist the recovery of social enterprises and the marginalized sectors they serve as well as to enhance the promotion and practice of social entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral collaboration towards leaving no one behind in building back better and achieving the SDGs. 

The collaborative platforms that are undergoing various levels of development are: 

  • Women’s Empowerment, Livelihoods and Food in Agricultural Value Chains 
  • Decent Work for All in Sustainable Value Chains
  • Rural Revitalization, Youth and Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Health for All
  • Technological Innovations for Sustainable Development