Third SEAL Asia Conference 2020 [Virtual]

ISEA SEAL Conference 2020

The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA) will be hosting the Third Social Enterprise Advocacy and Leveraging Conference (SEAL Asia) Conference 2020 virtually on September 16-17, 2020.

SEAL Asia Conference shall convene more than 200 representatives from the leading social enterprises and social enterprise resource institutions, civil society, businesses and governments who are engaged and interested in assisting the social enterprise sector recover amid COVID19 and enable social entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral collaboration as a means of implementation to build back better and achieve the SDGs.

The core participants shall be social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs from ISEA’s network and Schwab Fellows who have exhibited best practices in their respective contexts, and key civil society organizations and networks that have an interest to integrate social entrepreneurship in their strategies to build back better and accelerate the SDGs.

During the conference, our distinguished speakers will engage with an ASEAN audience in wide-ranging dialogues from food security, resilience, and women empowerment in agricultural value chains, rural revitalization, youth and social entrepreneurship, health for all, decent work for all in sustainable value chains, and technological innovations for sustainable development, among others. The virtual conference will also look at the opportunities in a rapidly developing region in crisis, and how to seize them. 

Speakers at the SEAL Asia Conference 2020 will include:

  1. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary, UNESCAP  
  2. Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Senator, Republic of the Philippines (invited)                                       
  3. William Dar, Secretary, Department of Agriculture (Philippines) 
  4. Sita Sumrit, Head of Poverty Eradication and Gender Division and Assistant Director of the Human Development Directorate, ASEAN Secretariat  
  5. Jong Tae Yoon, Chief Director, Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency 
  6. Jonathan Wong, Chief, Technology and Innovation, UNESCAP 
  7. Raijele Nicole, Regional Director in the Pacific, Oxfam 
  8. Wen TiejunProfessor and Executive Dean, Southwest University, China/ Thought Leader, New Rural Reconstruction Movement, China 
  9. Luis Dumlao, Dean, John Gokongwei School of Management, Ateneo de Manila University and ISEA Chairperson 
  10. Ben Suzuki, Director, Japan Foundation Manila
  11. Marie Lisa Dacanay, Ph.D., founding President, ISEA and Social Innovation Thought Leader of the Year 2019 Awardee of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
  12. Vie Reyes, CEO of Bote Central and Acting President, Philippine Coffee Alliance
  13. Vitoon Panyakul,  Executive Director and Co-Founder, Earth Net Foundation/ Green Net Cooperative
  14. Erin Sweeney, Manager, Sustainable Business and Investment Manager, Grow Asia  
  15. Bishwa Nath Tiwari, Programme Specialist, UNDP Asia and the Pacific 
  16. Chetna Sinha, Founder-Chairperson, Mann Deshi Bank & Mann Deshi Foundation, India 
  17. Nasyith Majidi, Chairman, Yayasan Dompet Dhuafa, Indonesia (Health for All)  
  18. Kanika Ahuja, Director, Conserve India (Decent Work for All in Sustainable Value Chains) 
  19. Lanying Zhang, Director, Sources for Action Center (Rural Revitalization, Youth and Social
  20. Howard Ling, Founder, Chappie Tech, Hong Kong (Technological Innovations for Sustainable Development)  
  21. Ken Ito, Regional Head (East Asia), Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, Japan 
  22. Rini SupriHartanti, Wakil Ketua III, Baznas, Indonesia 
  23. Laina Greene, Co-Founder, Angels for Impact  
  24. Savindra Ranathuga, UNDP 
  25. Rosalyn Mesina, UN Women  
  26. Kelvin Sergeant, ILO  
  27. Shivani KannabhiranOECD

You may register to the link below for your access to the conference.   or contact

We invite our media friends to join us and help amplify the crucial discussions happening during the two-day conference. We value the media’s contribution in moving the needle and constructively engaging with governments and the business sector for a resilient and sustainable future for women and men in agricultural value chains. 

We look forward to your participation and coverage! 

For inquiries:

Catherine Tiongson

Programme and Development Cooperation Specialist

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