THE FUTURE OF MALAYSIAN PALM OIL: REVITALISING THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY THROUGH INDEPENDENT SMALLHOLDERS

THE FUTURE OF MALAYSIAN PALM OIL: REVITALISING THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY THROUGH INDEPENDENT SMALLHOLDERS

April 2018

In April 2018, GIFT ASEAN's Malaysia Young Leaders Programme (YLP) brought together young executives from different sectors of public, private and civil society to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with independent palm oil growers.Working with Wild Asia, a social enterprise promoting traceability among groups of independent growers, participants will propose an inclusive business model to transform the palm oil sector and integrate independent growers into the global supply chain.

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NEW MODELS FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENABLING LIVELIHOODS IN INDIA

NEW MODELS FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENABLING LIVELIHOODS IN INDIA

February 2018

In February 2018, GIFT's Global Leaders Programme (GLP) brought together leaders representing a dozen companies and countries to explore the opportunities and challenges in the skills development sector for the informal workforce in India. In collaboration with LabourNet, one of India's leading skills development organisations, participants designed a business plan to expand its current business through new product offerings while also capturing new revenue streams, allowing it to further its impact and improve the livelihoods of more people.

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BUILDING CAMBODIA'S NASCENT COCONUT INDUSTRY

BUILDING CAMBODIA'S NASCENT COCONUT INDUSTRY

November 2017

In November 2017, GIFT's Global Leaders Programme (GLP) brought together leaders from Asia, North America, Australia and Europe to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with Cambodia's coconut sector. In collaboration with SOMA Group, one of Cambodia’s leading industrial conglomerates with a strong focus on the country’s development, participants designed a business model for building a high value added coconut value chain in Cambodia that includes village-level collection and processing hubs that support local entrepreneurs, rural communities and smallholder farmers.

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RURAL REGENERATION IN CHINA'S YELLOW RIVER GOLDEN TRIANGLE

RURAL REGENERATION IN CHINA'S YELLOW RIVER GOLDEN TRIANGLE

August 2017

In August 2017, GIFT's Global Leaders Programme (GLP) brought together leaders from Asia and Europe to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with China's agricultural sector. In collaboration with the Puhan Cooperative, one of the largest cooperatives in China, and the Shijie Company, an expert in Natural Farming technology, participants designed a business model for rural regeneration in the Yellow River Golden Triangle (YRGT) with a focus on healthy and high quality food.  

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CREATING A NETWORK OF SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SPORTS HUBS IN MALAYSIA

CREATING A NETWORK OF SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SPORTS HUBS IN MALAYSIA

July 2017

In 2016, Malaysia was known to be ’Asia’s Obese Nation’ with an overweight prevalence of 44.2% among adults- nearly half of the 30 million populace. Since then a great emphasis has been placed on creating a sports culture among Malaysians to promote a healthy lifestyle. 

GIFT ASEAN’s inaugural Malaysia Young Leaders Programme (YLP) builds on our experience conducting close to 50 executive education programmes across the region. Participants worked with the Ministry of Youth & Sports to develop ideas for a network of community based sports hubs that are practical and financially viable, whilst help to promote entrepreneurship, youth engagement and social cohesion. By constructively bringing together different members of the community, the YLP seeks to create a more inclusive and healthy environment and introduces a new model for consultation and public engagement.

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

May-June 2017

The International Labour Organisation estimates that more than 450 million people –one-fifth of the global workforce –work in supply-chain related jobs. For many workers access to essential healthcare products and services for them and their families remains inadequate and can often be a financial burden.

Participants on the 2017 Vietnam Global Leaders Programme worked with social enterprise iCare Benefits (iCB) to examine the business opportunities and challenges related to the provision of healthcare and well-being products and services to factory workers and their families. 

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INCLUSIVE HOUSING FINANCE IN INDIA

February-March 2017

India's housing shortage is massive. 43 million units are needed in rural areas alone — a number that is expected to double by 2022.

Participants on the 2017 India Global Leaders Programme — GIFT's 50th since the GLP started in 2008 — travelled to Tamil Nadu to conduct a programme in affordable housing finance, helping to provide financing for rural Indians trying to build and improve their homes. Working with Swarna Pragati Housing Microfinance, a pioneer in the use of social collateral in housing loans, global executives developed recommendations that strengthen and expand housing finance across India.

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