YSEALI Economic Empowerment Regional Workshop

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Economic Empowerment Regional Workshop will bring together 66 youth leaders from the ASEAN region and Timor-Leste for a multi-day workshop centered on the YSEALI pillar of economic empowerment. Through the workshop, participants will discuss and experience how utilizing private sector practices to create

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Mekong Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WE Inspire)

Communities along the Mekong are being significantly affected by changes to the river’s water flow, impacting people’s livelihoods and the traditional rural lifestyles; this affects household food security, income, and the culture and ways of life for over 60 million people. Further, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has added to their

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Remodeling demographic structure towards sustainable and inclusive society

This project has three objectives: 1) to build cross-sector collaboration to arrive at a shared vision for smart family planning; 2) to develop an informal network among multisector stakeholders and build a platform and opportunities for dialogues to jointly identify key initiatives and priorities for a Smart Family Planning Declaration;

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Digital Marketing for Smart Farmers

The project’s objective is to provide training to develop beneficiaries’ skills in online marketing, business model canvas and adapting to changing consumer behaviors. Through this, the project will help Thai farmers all over Thailand increase the sales of their agricultural products, and ultimately enhance the quality of life and wellbeing

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YSEALI Vietnam 2020 Workshop Series

Kenan will organize 15 two-day workshops, each of which will have at least 50 participants, in rural provinces across Vietnam. Each workshop will emphasize interactive learning that simultaneously builds participants’ soft skills, such as communication, advocacy, and critical thinking, and grows their understanding of critical global challenges related to health,

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YSEALI “FuturePreneur” Economic Empowerment Regional Workshop

The workshop will bring together 66 youth leaders from the ASEAN region and Timor-Leste for a multi-day workshop centered on the YSEALI pillar of economic empowerment. The workshop will serve to empower YSEALI members to develop solutions, connections, and ideas to advance the positive potential of social entrepreneurship across the

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WeEmpowerAsia: Empowering Women for Stronger Societies

WeEmpowerAsia is a UN Women program funded by and in partnership with the European Union that seeks to increase the number of women who participate in and lead in business in seven countries in Asia. The project in Thailand strives to increase women’s leadership, participation, and access to business opportunities

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Aspiring Hospitality Workers of Tomorrow

Kenan Foundation Asia has partnered with the Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Labour to build essential 21st century skills, entrepreneurship, and online marketing literacy to 1) youth or hospitality workers in entry-level roles and 100 laid-off employees. 2) 140 TVET students in Bangkok and the surrounding area. The goal

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USAID Chumchon Harapan

Kenan Foundation Asia has championed people-to-people engagement across Thailand’s Deep South for the past nine years through USAID assistance. The USAID Chumchon Harapan, meaning “Community of Hope” project, fosters social cohesion in the region by empowering youth leaders to become community connectors.
The program trains youth on leadership and community

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Youth to Work

Although Thailand enjoys a low unemployment rate of 1-2%, this masks underlying problems in underemployment and high youth unemployment. As of 2017, youth unemployment rates in Thailand reached 5.2% in large part due to skills mismatches between workforce needs and youth capabilities, as there is a shortage of youth workers

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