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Viet Nam attends social entrepreneurship forum

Update: November, 01/2014 - 09:16
The ASEAN Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Singapore. — Photo VNA/ VNS Photo Kim Yen
HA NOI (VNS)— A Vietnamese delegation attended the ASEAN Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Singapore on Thursday to learn lessons offered from Singapore's social enterprise model, as well as other ASEAN member states.

Over 80 policy makers and representatives of non-governmental organisations from the 10 ASEAN member states discussed the role of social entrepreneurship and talked about putting in place best practices and a joint vision for the development of social enterprises.

At the event, the head of the Vietnamese delegation delivered a speech on the current state of social entrepreneurship in Viet Nam, and presented an overview of the proposals for the State management system to organise social enterprises and help them grow further.

Singaporean Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing affirmed the increasing recognition of social entrepreneurship as a potential solution to societal needs, along with the efforts undertaken by the Government, the private sector and charitable organisations. — VNS

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