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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15 August 2018
Singapore and Indonesia Work Together to Benefit Over 50,000 Lives Annually in East Java, Indonesia

Launch of four-year programme seeks to address the universal challenge of reducing mortality rate of infants and children under five years of age.

13 July 2018
Young Changemakers Of The SIF’S 2018 YSE Programme Gain Keen Insights Into Singapore’s Social Entrepreneurship Scene Ahead Of Their Final Pitching Session In October

This year marks the first time shortlisted participants were brought on a study visit to Singapore, and they received no less of an enriching experience than their alumni peers who had gone to Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur in previous years.

14 June 2018
SIF-NYC Collaborate to Build Regional Network of Young Changemakers

Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and National Youth Council (NYC) ink a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalising their partnership and commitment to collaborate on the ASEAN Youth Fellowship.

8 August 2018
President’s Inaugural Visit to the Singapore International Foundation

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) warmly welcomed Madam Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, during her inaugural visit as Patron at the SIF’s premises on 18 July. More than 80 Citizen Ambassadors, SIF programme...

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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