Unlocking Opportunities and Creating Innovation in our Social Landscape

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)



Date & time

17 February 2017



17 February 2017


About this event

Wealth inequality in developed countries has risen to a 30-year high, according to a recent report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In Singapore, the gap between the wealthy and the poor has become a major concern. But instead of just noticing this gap, let’s take action and innovate in an effort to address these growing inequalities.

This event will present an overview of the social services landscape to better highlight the possibilities of creating future social changes in Singapore. It will also present one of UniSIM’s top and high profile education curriculum, the practice-oriented Non-Profit Management Programme designed for social innovators and social visionary leaders who want to make a real impact to address the pressing needs in the region.

This dynamic platform will allow for exchanging of ideas and discussing issues related to the following topics:

  • What does the evolving social sector landscape look like to you?
  • What opportunities are available to PMETs in this space?
  • What are the emerging innovations in the social sector?

Please join us in this discussion to unlock new ideas and innovative projects to continually improve and make Singapore a greater state for everyone.

About the Speakers

About the Organisations

SIM University
& the Non-Profit Management programme

SIM University is Singapore’s only privately-funded university dedicated to adult learners. UniSIM has a unique place in the tertiary education landscape in Singapore and plays an important role of supporting Singapore’s economic growth by providing skills and knowledge upgrading pathways for working adults.

​In 2015, SIM University (UniSIM) launched the Master of Non-Profit Management (MNPM) programme, developed in collaboration with Social Service Institute (SSI). The programme is designed for board members, senior managers and experienced professionals within the non-profit sector as well as professionals who are in transition from other sectors. Read more on UniSIM Non-Profit Management programme


RaiSE was launched by the Singapore President in May 2015 as the central body for the social enterprise sector in Singapore. It took over the existing work which was done by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), the Social Enterprise Association and the Social Enterprise Hub supported by the Singapore Totalisator Board. raiSE brings together the public and private sectors, as well as the wider community to develop the social enterprise ecosystem in Singapore. For more information, please visit the raiSE website, or log onto its Facebook page

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