ASEAN leaders: winners named

AUSTRALIA’S Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has announced the selection of 15 social entrepreneurs from across Australasia for the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP), to be held in Melbourne and Sydney in March.
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Julie Bishop

Staff Reporter

"These young innovators are founders of enterprises that address poverty, health, education, technology and environmental degradation," Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.
 
"This inaugural group will participate in an intensive eight-day incubator. Working with Asialink, participants will learn new techniques and identify opportunities to scale up, increasing their enterprises' impact.  They will be introduced to leading Australian social ventures and industry experts, which will foster connections across our region," Bishop said.
 
Participants have been drawn from all 10 ASEAN countries and Australia:
 
Ms Aiminorhiza Ramlee, Brunei - health, technology
Mr Koy Vireak, Cambodia - environment, microfinance
Ms Cherrie Atilano, Philippines - environmental sustainability, farming
Ms Annisa Arsyad, Indonesia - environmental conservation, education
Mr Gigih Rezki Septianto, Indonesia - health, technology
Mr Souliyo Vongdala, Laos - entrepreneurship ecosystem, media
Ms Wen Shin Chia, Malaysia - environmental sustainability
Dr Hsu Myat, Myanmar - health
Ms WoeiJing (Emily) Teng, Singapore - education
Mr Thanapon Sreshthaputra, Thailand - farming, enterprise
Ms Lan Huong (Emme) Dao, Vietnam - technology, education
Mr Joshua Gilbert, Australia - environment, farming and conservation
Mr Michael Koss, Australia - health, technology
Ms Celia Boyd, Australia - enabling women's entrepreneurship
Ms Natalie Kyriacou, Australia - environmental conservation and education
 
"I congratulate all participants on their selection for this program which will forge new partnerships with businesses and other organisations, and further enhance Australia's relationships with the countries of South East Asia," Bishop said.
 

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