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About ASEAN Social Enterprise Development Programme

ASEAN SEDP, with the theme of “Social Innovations for the Sustainable ASEAN Community,” supports social enterprises throughout the ASEAN region in their journey to harness innovation and creativity to establish the social impact that would contribute to the sustainable development agenda. The programme aims to equip social enterprises in ASEAN with a comprehensive capacity building, mentorship, networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity reach wider market across ASEAN and a chance to win valuable funding grants.

ASEAN Social Enterprise Development Programme (ASEAN SEDP)
has the following objectives:
To sustain youth entrepreneurship through structured capacity building and mentoring programmes;
To empower youth-led social enterprises across the ASEAN region through
(1). Promoting productivity, technology and Innovation; (2). Increasing access to finance; (3). Enhancing market access and internationalisation; and (4). Promoting entrepreneurship and human capital development;
To achieve SDG 1 – No Poverty, SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 4 – Quality Education, SDG 5 – Gender Equality, SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, and SDG 13 – Climate Action through social enterprises empowerment with specified targets detailed in the challenges Section