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 October 2017
Strengthening Meaningful Connections between the US and ASEAN

How should ASEAN’s strategy evolve to build capacity at the people-to-people level? What kind of initiatives can deepen integration and cultivate shared values among US and ASEAN communities? Thought leaders from the US and Singapore...

4 October 2017
Singapore and Cambodia Collaborate to Bring Clean Water To Over 70,000 Cambodians

Four-year project in Siem Reap builds on success of previous Water for Life projects, augments Cambodian government’s goals and global efforts to provide universal access to safe drinking water.

8 September 2017
Singapore Insights: Social Innovation and Enterprise

How is Singapore moving towards a more inclusive society? 28 Siyuan scholars and their teachers visiting from Fudan University, Shanghai participated in the Singapore Insights: Social Innovation and Enterprise programme to find out more.

20 August 2017
ECE Mumbai Launch

On 19th July 2017, the Singapore International Foundation launched a three-year partnership with Mumbai-based Muktangan, a programme of The Paragon Charitable Trust, to increase the quality of early childhood education in Mumbai. The Early...

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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