Young entrepreneurs & leaders speaker series
2020 – 21
The aim of the Young Entrepreneurs & Leaders Speaker Series is to showcase, inspire, celebrate and connect young entrepreneurs and leaders that are making a difference to their societies.
In 2020-21 we are hosting a series of five digital delegations that bring young Australian experts and speakers to work with those across the ASEAN region. We will host week-long digital delegations and run workshops, Q&As, forums, keynote speeches and events that gather a broad range of society together to discuss important topics of collaboration.
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Young Leaders and Speaker Series Final Report
Across one year of programming (2020-2021), read the highlights, watch sessions on demand, and see program statistics and outcomes.
Published July 2021.
With funding and support from the Australian Government.
Youth in Australia and the Southeast Asian region are pioneering innovation and creativity…
…we believe young entrepreneurs and leaders in the region are at the heart of collaboration on core issues to our region
A series of 6 roundtables held in May and June 2021 across Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Philippines, asking: How has COVID-19 changed what young entrepreneurs and leaders in the region do, how have they adapted, what have been the big opportunities and challenges, and what’s next?
ASEAN - AUSTRALIA
In collaboration with Griffith University, we're bringing leading Australian and Southeast Asian entrepreneurs, researchers and changemakers together to discover the next generation of social, environmental and policy change in our region: what's next?
In collaboration with Heartwrite, we're bringing leading Australian authors, publishers and artist to the Tiny Literature Festival in Brunei
A series of events around gender equality, climate change and sustainability, kicking off in October 2020.
News and media coverage
Australia now ASEAN
Official website, showcasing and connecting future innovators, leaders, thinkers, creators and social change makers across Southeast Asia.
The council’s mission is to increase knowledge and promote Australia’s interests in Southeast Asia by initiating and supporting activities to enhance understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and 10 countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Media partner for the Young entrepreneurs & leaders speaker series.
What does it truly take to make social impact?
In her tour of Laos, Nicole found that for many it was the first time they had ever engaged in the topic of mental health.
Learnings from Laos: connection and collaboration for social impact
When we think about social impact, there’s few better places in the region that Australia has had such a strong and supportive role in boosting the people and economy. The needs of being a least developed nation, and the opportunities that Australia has helped to pioneer through its aid program and commerce, are an interesting departure point of this article series: ‘Australia now: Youth Making an Impact in ASEAN’.
How to tell stories about social impact: Learnings from Gender Month in Vietnam
Two weeks ago, I woke up in Vietnam … It was the final day of a week that was packed with 13 events I’d been running with fellow social entrepreneur, Felicity Furey, as part of the Australian Government’s Australia now program.
Why some social enterprises succeed (and others don’t): learnings from Cambodia
We headed to the hot and steaming tropical country of Cambodia at the end of July to spend a week working with the Australian Embassy and local social enterprises, think tanks and NGOs all around a few key themes: including gender equality and social enterprise.
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To get involved in some way, collaborate, or help promote our work, get in touch with our Curator, Elise Stephenson: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to running ethical and environmentally sustainable events that are inclusive and welcoming of youth and supporters from all backgrounds.
Our events are safe and celebratory spaces for all genders and sexualities, cultures, (dis)abilities, and other intersectionalities.
Thank you to the Australian Government for providing the support and funding to make this possible.