UN launches innovation working group in KL, part of global initiative
The United Nations has launched the Asian Innovation Working Group (aIWG), a branch of the Innovation Working Group, in conjunction with the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur.
IBM volunteer team to help Melaka organisations
IBM said a number of its employees would be working with local organisations from the state of Melaka on a variety of projects and programmes under the US technology giant’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) initiative.
Digital Malaysia’s Pokok platform to help underprivileged
MDeC has announced a new Digital Malaysia initiative to harness and coordinate greater private sector contribution in community and social development targeted at the B40 group, the lowest 40% of the Malaysian population in terms of household income.
Second ‘chapter’ of Genovasi Challenge completed
Eight Malaysian and four international brands and organizations took up the challenge of coming up with innovative ideas to improve and enhance society in the second chapter of the Genovasi Challenge, a Malaysian Government initiative which began last year.
Inaugural AppsForAsia winners to represent nation in Delhi
Via the AppsForAsia program, a regional Microsoft-ADB collaboration that was held across five countries, three Malaysian teams will be showcasing their solutions and representing the country at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 46th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Delhi, India from May 2 to 5.
UK-funded GSMA initiative to leverage mobile tech to aid underserved communities
The GSMA has launched the Mobile Enabled Community Services program which hopes to leverage mobile technology and infrastructure to help improve access to basic energy and water services in underserved communities around the world.
IBM team provides digital roadmap to Pahang government
A team of IBM volunteers has presented recommendations that the company said would enable the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and the Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) in Pahang, Malaysia to formulate tangible strategies to improve their efficiency and engagement with the state’s people.
Groupon teams up with UN for school meals program
Groupon and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) have launched a daily deal across South-East Asia to support the empowerment of girls in Asia through school meal programs.
Sustainable social start-ups and the ecosystem
Golden Gate Ventures co-founder Vinnie Lauria writes on social enterprises and the larger start-up ecosystem in South-East Asia.
Tandemic recognized as Malaysia’s most youth-friendly company
The Youth Trust Foundation (myHarapan) has recognized Tandemic for its successes in promoting innovation by youth as well as volunteering at the 2012 Hope Awards, held in conjunction with the Youth Social Business Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
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