DAY 1: PROVOCATION

Monday 8th October 2018

09.30 – 10.00

REGISTRATION

10.00 – 10.30

WELCOME (Great Hall)

  • Introduction and getting to know each other
  • Interactive mapping exercise

10.30 – 11.00

KEYNOTES – CONNECTING UNIVERSITY & PRACTICE (Great Hall)

  • The role of universities in social innovation: youth perspective: Chloe Tee & Rachel Yong Xin Yin, Sunway University, Malaysia
  • Social innovation in practice: Ada Wong, The Good Lab, Hong Kong

11.00 – 11.15

<PLENARY SESSION> INTRODUCING SEASIN – EMBRACING THE NETWORK APPROACH (Great Hall)

An introduction from Mark Anderson (GCU) on why SEASIN was designed the way it is, and what this has looked like in practice. This will include the role of different partners, the collaboration between intermediaries and universities and the importance of this, and what the impact of SEASIN has been so far.

11.15 – 12.00

<PLENARY SESSION> SOCIAL INNOVATION AND UNIVERSITIES – A SNAPSHOT FROM SOUTH EAST ASIA (Great Hall)

Collaborative “pecha kucha” presentations between the different partners in SEASIN on what social innovation looks like in their region, the role of universities in social innovation and how they have used their SISU and what its impact has been (10 minutes).

  • Cambodia: Friends International/RUPP/NUM
  • Myanmar: Cooperative University/YUE
  • Malaysia: Mission&Co/ Sunway/UiTM
  • Thailand: Ashoka Thailand/TU/KU

12.00 – 13.15

LUNCH

13.15 – 14.15

<PLENARY SESSION> CREATING SPACES AND CHANGING STRUCTURES: RETHINKING SYSTEMS (Great Hall)

A talk show led by Louise Pulford, Executive Director of SIX. This session will explore how to shift institutions, and will include the perspectives from every level of university - from student to chancellor and everyone in between - as well as external organisations who work with universities.

Contributors:

  • University chancellor/vice-chancellor perspective
  • University management perspective: Mark Anderson, GCU
  • Academic perspective: Simon Teasdale, GCU
  • Community organisation perspective: Ada Wong, The Good Lab
  • Social innovation supporting organisation perspective: Christopher Ng, British Council Hong Kong
  • Student perspective: Chloe Tee, Sunway University

14.15 – 15.30

<PARALLEL DEEP-DIVE SESSIONS> BUILDING SHARED KNOWLEDGE: RETHINKING RESEARCH/PRACTICE (Great Hall)

There is recognition that despite thriving practitioner networks and a real commitment from policymakers and foundations to support social innovation, empirical and theoretical knowledge of social innovation remains uneven. These sessions will provide the space to deep dive into these issues.

Parallel Session 1: What is the role of research and universities in tackling the SDGs? (The Gagennau)

  • Ralph Mpofu, Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Samira Khan, Salesforce.org, United States

Parallel Session 2: The role of foundations in supporting collaborative knowledge building (NOMA)

  • Ken Aoo, Okayama University, Japan
  • Sangmi Cho, Ewha University, South Korea

Parallel Session 3: Building knowledge and narratives between social innovation and science and technology (NAO)

  • Daniel Loy, Petrosains, Malaysia
  • Clarissa AL Lee, ImaginAging, Malaysia
  • Dr. David Tan, ImaginAging, Malaysia

Parallel Session 4: Building social innovation ecosystems: translating research to practice [world café session] (Great Hall)

  • Clare Walker, British Council Malaysia
  • Christabel Tan, Tandemic, Malaysia
  • Wan Dazriq, MaGIC, Malaysia  

15.30

BREAK

16.00-17.15

<PARALLEL DEEP-DIVE SESSIONS> PREPARING FOR THE REAL WORLD: RETHINKING LEARNING (Great Hall)

For many, universities and higher educational institutions continue to be viewed as elitist and isolated institutions, with little connection to the society, communities and organisations around them. These deep dive sessions will explore how to bridge the gap between institutions and wider society, to help solve today’s social issues.

Parallel Session 1: Learning in the community: Thai project-based learning (The Gagennau)

  • Phonchan Kraiwatnutsorn, Ashoka Thailand, Thailand
  • Nopadon Maneetien, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Thailand
  • Thanatip Chankong, University of Phayao, Thailand

Parallel Session 2: Demystifying human centered design: tools to change the way you work [discussion] (NOMA)

  • Sarah Atkinson, UNICEF, UK

Parallel Session 3: Teaching design for social innovation - a hands-on taster session [workshop] (Great Hall)

  • Teresa Franqueira, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Parallel Session 4: The future of work: preparing young people for the real world [discussion] (NAO)

  • Shaun Adam, AIM, AYCC, Malaysia
  • Erwin Lizarondo, APYE, Philippines

17.15 -17.45

FINAL REFLECTIONS (Great Hall)

17.45

CLOSE

18.30

DINNER

DAY 2: UNDERSTANDING

Tuesday 9th October 2018

09.00 – 9.45

KEYNOTE (Great Hall)

  • Edward Rubesch, MIT and Thammasat University, Thailand

09.45 – 11.00

SISU Co-creation Table (Great Hall)

  • Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • UiTM, Malaysia
  • Cooperative University Thanlyin, Myanmar
  • National University of Management, Cambodia
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Sunway University, Malaysia
  • Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar

11.00 – 11.15

COFFEE BREAK

11.15 – 12.30

PARALLEL SESSION 1

Roundtable 1: Making social innovation happen in Malaysia (The Gagannau)

  • Jeffrey Cheah (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia): Social Enterprise Performance in Malaysia and Singapore: How can social innovation be measured, scaled-up, or sustained?
  • Noorseha Ayob (Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia): Conceptualizing social innovation in Malaysia
  • Teh Yong Yuan (Monash University, Malaysia): Exploring Avenues of Social Innovation Creation in Organised Competitions in southeast Asia

Roundtable 2: Inclusive approaches to social innovation (NOMA)

  • Grace Wei Cheng and Wong Su Ann (Gamuda, Malaysia): Enabling Academy
  • Catarina Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal): “Pro batuque”: Social Innovation Music Project for Problematic Children from Costa Nova
  • Joana Emídio (University of Aveiro, Portugal): Design for SI: Integration of homeless people – “Nó project”

Roundtable 3: Social innovation in universities (NAO)

  • Thanatip Chankong (University of Phayao, Thailand): The role of the University of Phayao in supporting students to be social changemakers
  • Sok Seang (National University of Management, Cambodia): Enterprising Tendency of Cambodian University Students using the Sally Caird’s Get2: a Study for Structuring Entrepreneurship Courses in Cambodia
  • Sandar Htwe (Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar): Social Entrepreneurship in Myanmar

12.30 – 13.30

LUNCH

13.30 – 15.00

PARALLEL SESSION 2

Roundtable 1: Design and quality of life (The Gagennau)

  • Damandeep Kaur (Pearl Academy, India): The Bohaven Retreat: a Doorway to Innovation in Creation
  • Shivani Jain (Pearl Academy, India): Luxury Senior Living: ‘Home Away from Home’
  • Marina Peres (University of Porto, Portugal): Airport Intelligent Wayfinding System

Roundtable 2: Education (NOMA)

  • Chanintorn Pensute (Chiang Mai University, Thailand): Education for Social Innovation: A Case Study of the Citizenship Module at Chang Mai University, Thailand
  • Indrila Varma (Pearl Academy, India): Social Innovation Influenced by Value based Pedagogy
  • Hiddadura Isura Malinda Mendis Abeynayake (Student Innovation for Global Health Technology, Hong Kong): Empowering University Students on Social Innovation to Solve Global Health Issues

Roundtable 3: Examining how social innovation works (NAO)

  • Meeghan N. Zahorsky (Thoughts In Gear, Malaysia): Doing Good, Better: Evaluating the relative social value of organisations to increase sectoral efficiencies and increase impact
  • Matthew O’Lemmon (Thammasat University, Thailand): Mapping Social Innovations through Social Network Theory
  • Ángel Nájera Pérez  (University of Alicante, Spain): SI and People: Social Cohesion, Health, Education, Employment

15.00 – 15.30

COFFEE BREAK

15.30 – 17.00

PARALLEL SESSIONS 3

Roundtable 1: People and systems (The Gagennau)

  • Alvaro Sousa (University of Aveiro, Portugal): The importance of identity for the affirmation of social innovation projects
  • Thu Kywe Khant Soe (Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar): Social Innovation and People in the Landscape of Social Enterprise Development in Myanmar
  • Margie Ong (Thoughts In Gear, Malaysia): Mobilising Corporate Sector for Good: Five things we can do to innovatively shape the source of global wealth for cross-sectoral social benefits

Roundtable 2: Rural and indigenous communities (NOMA)

  • Ian Jones and Khim Bun (Agile Development Group, Cambodia): Where Big Words Don’t Count
  • Shoon Lae Sandar Oo (Cooperative University, Thanlyin, Myanmar): Coffee Farming Community in Myanmar (Shan State, Mon State and Kayin State)
  • Marzlin Marzuki (MARA University of Technology, Malaysia): Social Innovation Initiative in Generating Income of Kampung Community through Marketing of Eco-friendly Traditional Cookies

Roundtable 3: Cities and the environment (NAO)

  • Sarah Atkinson (Urban Strategist, UK): Civic Urban Innovation in Europe to Claim the City
  • Aroma Bhatnagar (Pearl Academy, India): Sustainable Recreation Zone
  • Bruno Araújo (University of Aveiro, Portugal): Design and Circular Economy: Product-Service System for an Electric City Vehicle

17.00 – 17.30

CLOSING REMARKS (Great Hall)