SEG - Social Entrepreneurship Grant Programme is a business plan competition for social entrepreneurs where the best plans receive seed capital. The Programme offers the opportunity to students after graduation to go back to their community, be self-reliant and develop a career path by building a business that also helps their community (including elements such as innovation, revenue generation, employing people from their community, etc.)
Areas of impact: Education and social enterprises in Mekong sub-Region (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam)
Photo by George M. Groutas: Arakan Organic Model Farm - Htet Kyaw, Social Entrepreneurship Grand (SEG) Programme, Child's Dream, Arakan State, Myanmar, 2013
Resources and Training Centre for Women's Cooperatives in Nepal
Resources and Training Centre for Women's Cooperatives in Kathmandu offers paying training classes to members of its co-operatives, as well as outside participants, on topics such as micro-finance, saving, accounting, gender rights, etc.
Areas of impact: Women's co-operatives and income generation activities, micro-credit, economic empowerment and capacity building in Nepal
Photo courtesy of WACN: Award Ceremony, New Resources and Training Centre for Women, Prativa Subedi, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2012
Career Pathways Training Programme (Job-ready soft skills training Programme) in Cambodia
The Career Pathways Training Programme provides extremely disadvantaged Cambodian women and youth with training and employment opportunities that will enable them to achieve economic independence.
Areas of impact: social rehabilitation for women and children, social enterprises, capacity building, self-reliance, economic empowerment in Cambodia
Photo courtesy of Hagar International: Career Pathways Training Programme, Hagar International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2008