The agriculture sector is the backbone of Myanmar economy which contributes 37.8% of GDP and employs 70% of labor force[i] (FAO). Agricultural productivity is affected by many factors, one of them is the participation from the young generation.
Than Shwe; Co- founder of Rakhawanna Yuwa Association and program officer of NEED Myanmar realizes that aging farmers is one of the crucial issues in agricultural. Therefore, he is committed to be agriculture development worker to give contribution back to society by empowering youth to be next agripreneur.
The ASEAN Foundation and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the continuation of their strategic collaboration into 2018, following a successful collaboration in its first year to bring about social impact in ASEAN. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ASEAN Foundation and SAP, both organisations will jointly roll out initiatives under two strategic pillars next year, namely Education and Entrepreneurship.
The ASEAN Foundation and SAP concluded the ASEAN Data Science Explorers (DSE) regional finals held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 29 November 2017. Students representing Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand were awarded the top three awards for their insights and innovative ideas to tackle key social and economic issues in the ASEAN region.
A bright light is projected from the 40 inch flat TV screen in one of the rooms at The Verdure Hall, Henry Sy. Building, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines on Thursday (28/9). Over 20 people in that room are busy looking at the giant screen as well as looking at each of their own laptop’s screen. Voices and whispers suddenly filled up the room when Pa Sokheng, the university student from Cambodia raised her dissenting opinion towards the phrase “and be open to new research institutes” as the group tried to reach consensus on the text of a draft statement by ‘senior environment officials’ of ASEAN.
Let’s meet Samantha Gunawan, 27 years old, who prefers to be called as farmpreneur instead of agripreneur because she believes the term is more suitable to represent her youth and what she has been doing! #ASEANHeroes
“The most useful thing for me is networking with ASEAN member state representatives and with the secretariat team. It is useful that I learned about the blueprints. Some of our work in the community has important links to the ASEAN strategy towards natural resources management and water management,” said Saw John Bright, Coodinator of the Water Governance Programme at KESAN, one of the 2nd S Rajaratnam Endowment (SRE) ASEAN Community Forum participants from Myanmar.
After a thorough process of selection involving selection panel members from the Philippine Mission to ASEAN and the ASEAN Secretariat as well as the ASEAN Foundation, 70 undergraduate students and 10 university academic members have successfully been selected to participate in the six-day programme of the Third ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2017 or the 3rd AFMAM 2017, in short, at the De La Salle University, Manila, on 25 – 30 September 2017. A total of 88 participants are targeted including the involvement of the AFMAM alumni from the Philippines.