Youth Power: Celebrating and Supporting Young People in Social Entrepreneurship

Celebrating and Supporting Young People in Social Entrepreneurship

Tue, 8 October 2019

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Malaysia Time (Kuala Lumpur)

About the Event

Social entrepreneurship can be an outlet for young people to authentically express their values, creativity, knowledge, and passion for making a difference. Yet, young people face unique challenges as they navigate this process with different roles. This stakeholder dialogue event is designed as a platform for:

  • Authentically sharing the lived experiences of young people in social entrepreneurship.
  • Understanding and influencing the support available within the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Celebrating the role of young people in social entrepreneurship as entrepreneurs, employees, volunteers, advocates, and supporters.
  • Supporting ideas for new social enterprises from a group of young people.
  • Networking and exploring opportunities for collaboration and talent recruitment.

The stakeholder dialogue event is for individuals engaged in social entrepreneurship as entrepreneurs, employees and volunteers, young people interested in social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship ecosystem builders, educators, policymakers, civil society organisations working with young people, and supporters of social entrepreneurship across sectors.

Event schedule:

14:30 Registration

15:00 Welcome Speech

Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed (Director of Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) Research Platform, Monash University Malaysia)

15:10 Research Spotlight : Youth-led Social Enterprises in Malaysia: Shaping Civil Society by and for Young People

Dr. Andreana Drencheva, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Dr. Wee Chan Au, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia

15:40 Stakeholder Dialogue : Youth Power – The role of young people in social entrepreneurship


Yasmin Rasyid, MaGIC

Confirmed Panelists:

Suzanne Ling, PichaEats

Redza Shahid, Grub Cycle

Stuart Thomas, Babylon Vertical Farms

16:20 Closing Speech

Wan Dazriq Wan Zulkiflee, PurpoSE Malaysia

16:30 Networking reception

Poster presentations of young people’s ideas for social enterprises and feedback

This program is part of a collaboration between :


University of Sheffield

Monash University Malaysia

Community Partner:

Global Entrepreneurship Movement Association

Funding Partner:

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Global Challenges Research Fund

Changing The Story by University of Leeds

To register for tickets to the event click here.