Ideas for a Better World Forum

The Ideas for a Better World Forum is a platform for global thought leaders to share their ideas with an international audience.

Irfan Alam: Doing a social business is a social crime

With India as the focus country for discussion, fellows of Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, share about the revolution of the rickshaw transport industry, the push to provide low-income families with affordable housing, about how slum dwellers are empowered to improve their living conditions, and how modern technology has been adapted to meet the needs of the rural poor.

Panellists: Irfan Alam, founder of Samman Foundation; Pratima Joshi, founding member of Shelter Associates; Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, founder of Ekgaon Technologies; Vishnu Swaminathan, director of Housing for All.


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13 April 2018
Passionate Youths Find Their Footing in Social Entrepreneurship through YSE

The Young Social Entrepreneurs programme kickstarted its ninth edition with a four-day Workshop that took international youth participants on a learning journey designed to inspire, equip and enable them to grow into successful agents of change.

6 March 2018
Joining Hands for Safer Pregnancies, Healthier Babies

Three-year Singapore-Tamil Nadu partnership comes to a fruitful close after having trained 1,000 healthcare professionals and benefiting 100,000 pregnant mothers across the southern Indian state.

28 February 2018
Going Together, Going Further

29 international participants reconvened for the Artists for a Better World Study Visit in Kuala Lumpur where they gained insights on how diverse stakeholders can further boost the impact of harnessing Arts for Good.

16 May 2018
Enhancing Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services Programme in Surabaya

Some 200 Indonesian healthcare workers in Surabaya, Indonesia have been equipped with enhanced knowledge and skills to assess, treat and manage child and adolescent patients with emotional and behavioural issues. This follows a two-year...

4 September 2017
Friends for a Better World

Through the lens of National Geographic, find out how our Citizen Ambassadors help to build a Better World.



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