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Global Social Innovators Forum 2012

Inclusive Innovation: Walk the Talk

By Hilary Saccomanno

On October 18-19 at the Grand Park City Hall in Singapore, Cindy Ko, a Vice President of International Expansion at Endeavor, will be speaking at the Global Social Innovators Forum 2012.  Miss Ko will be amongst the distinguished leaders from various fields invited by GSIForum to share their expertise.  Her insights will contribute the forum’s effort to advance the conversation on social innovation by providing a platform of exchange for change-makers from across the public, private and people sectors.

GSIForum 2012, themed Inclusive Innovation: Walk the Talk, aims to align the innovative efforts of world leaders from various sectors with the national narrative put forth by Singapore’s government for addressing complex national and international problems.  By encouraging cross-sector collaboration between diverse fields such as technology, enterprise and the arts, GSIForum seeks to harness the potential of each to create inclusive and sustainable social impact by fostering bottom-up change within society.  Topics covered by the event range from bottom-of-the-pyramid opportunities in Southeast Asia to the utilization of social media as a tool for social change.

GSIF is the foremost forum on social enterprise and innovation in Asia.  The annual forum is the brainchild of Social Innovation Park Ltd, a non-profit organization based in Singapore, whose mission is to empower innovators and enhance their impact by educating the people, public and private sector on the principles of social entrepreneurship and innovation.  In addition to GSIForum, Social Innovation Park offers the GSIFestival, which taps on innovative solutions from within the community and is bound to the forum by the i-GSIF online platform.

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