3RD GLOBAL DISCOURSE, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR

23/03/2011

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

On the 23 March 2011, the WIEF Education Trust through the WIEF-UiTM International Centre, conducted the 3rd WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse on the subject of “Social Entrepreneurs: Agents of Change”. The event was officiated by Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Wan Mohd Zahid, Chairman of both UiTM and WIEF Education Trust. The half day event held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, hosted as speakers talented and passionate social entrepreneurs and other individuals related to the social entrepreneurship process.

The event, attended by more than 200 participants consisting of academics, entrepreneurs, NGOs, professionals and students, brought forth an interesting discussion on the current landscape of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Speakers shared their unique experiences and inspiring stories on how they strive to create a workable business model for their social aspirations. The discussion, followed by an intensive Q&A, also touched on the ways in which we can cultivate the culture of social responsibility in people, irrespective of their work nature, and how these sentiments can be galvanized and brought together in a workable ecosystem that supports social entrepreneurship.

2.00 PM Arrival of Guests & Registration
2.30 pm Panel Discussion on “Social Entrepreneurs: Agents of Change”
Panel Speakers:

  • Dato’ Zaliha bt Omar, Advisor on Welfare & Community Development, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia
  • Ms. Julia Chong, Chief Executive Officer, The Truly Loving Company Sdn Bhd
  • Mr. Raj Ridvan Singh, International Director & Co-Founder, SOLS24/7
  • Ms. Gemma Bulos, Director, Global Women’s Water Initiative, Africa and  Founder, A Single Drop for Safe Water, Philippines
  • Mr. Shahrul Azlan bin Mohd Zulkifli, General Manager (Investment), Perbadanan Nasional Berhad

Moderator:

  • Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Mohd Noordin, Chairman, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
4.00 pm Question and Answer Session
4.30 pm Refreshments & End of Programme
  • Julia Chong
    CEO of the Truly Loving Company
  • Raj Ridvan Singh
    International Director & Co-Founder of SOLS 24/7
  • Gemma Bulos
    Founder, A Single Drop for Safe Water, Philippines and Director, Global Women’s Water Initiative, Africa
  • Shahrul Azlan bin Mohd Zulkifli
    General Manager of Investments, Perbadanan Nasional Berhad
  • Dato’ Dr. Hjh. Zaliha Binti Omar
    Advisor on Welfare & Community Development, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia