Date and Time
28 June 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Room 310, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
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Organised by: Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP)

Social innovation is an emerging field that is transforming education worldwide. While more innovations in these programmes are evident at Asian institutes, the structure of education has not kept pace with the growing demand for future generations of social innovators. This calls for more strategically and effectively setting up knowledge hubs, bridging educational resources, knowledge, and practices so that unique issues facing Asia can be addressed. Bringing together key players from academia, intermediaries, and practitioners from South East and North East Asia, this workshop will showcase different trajectories in developing innovation programmes in education, discuss country specific strategies, address various challenges, and recommend approaches moving forward.

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Key Takeaways

  • Understand different trajectories for developing innovation programmes in education institutes from South East and North East Asia
  • How to develop country specific strategies in transforming education structure
  • How to effectively establish knowledge hubs in your country to foster the next generation of social innovators



  • Mr Jonathan CHANG (Executive Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre; Executive Director, NUS Overseas Colleges)
  • Dr HAN Ling (Research Fellow, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy)
  • Mr HO Han-Peng (Acting Head, Lien Centre for Social Innovation, SMU)¬¬
  • Prof Shinichiro KAWAKAMI (CEO, Digital Strategy LLC; Associate Professor, The Graduate School of Management, Globis University)
  • Ms Lin KOBAYASHI (Founder and Chair of the Board, United World Colleges, International School of Asia, Karuizawa (UWC ISAK Japan))
  • Dr LEE Chengpang (Assistant Professor, NUS Sociology)
  • Ms LI Fan (Senior Fellow, Osaka University; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Social Innovation Review China)



1:00 – 1:05pm
Welcome Remarks
By Prof LAM Swee Sum
Director, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy
1:05 – 2:30pm

Trends and Practices in Leveraging Social Innovation Programmes in Education
Panellists (In Alphabetical Order):

  • Mr Jonathan CHANG
  • Dr HAN Ling
  • Mr HO Han-Peng
  • Prof Shinichiro KAWAKAMI
  • Dr LEE Chengpang

Panel discussion facilitated by Dr HAN Ling

2:30 – 2:45pm
2:45 – 3:25pm

Group Discussion: Idea Synergy
Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Educational Practice to Prepare for the Future

Group discussion facilitated by Dr LI Fan

3:25 – 3:45pm

Group Presentation: Knowledge Co-Creation
Group discussion facilitated by Dr LI Fan

3:45 – 3:55pm
Knowledge Hub for Collaboration and Moving Forward
by Ms LI Fan
3:55 – 4:00pm
Concluding Remarks
By Mr Jaff SHEN
CEO, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation