Batas waktu: 6 October 2013
Syarat:
 Give sosial solution which is concerning at Poverty, Aging population or Parenting.
Prizes:
 Invitation to Hong kong at the end of November, Cash Prize.

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We believe that the urban social challenges in many Asian cities are quite alike, these pressing problems need to be solved immediately, and whenever the traditional model does not satisfy the needs of the society, innovations are demanded.

“Social Enterprise” has become a hot topic in recent years. However people tend to focus their discussion on the entity itself, instead of the more powerful concept behind that leads to ultimate social change – “Social Innovation”, which is also relatively weak in Asia, creating a big barrier for social entrepreneurship to groom in the region.

However, from a worldwide perspective, social enterprises have undeniably brought great positive impact worldwide. For instance, social enterprise accounts for 1% of the GDP in UK. In fact, social enterprises contribute tremendously in creating a culture of social innovation among communities.

In order to promote the culture of social innovation and enrich people’s knowledge on social issues, and to build a platform to encourage the sharing of ideas and experience among Asian cities, the Asia Social Innovation Award has been born since 2008, hoping to pathway for a sustainable development of social innovation culture in the region.

The Award will be the first innovative social enterprise event in Asia to apply a simple and easy mechanism to engage the general public to participate in the discussion, and to deliver positive and concrete innovative solutions to tackle these problems.

We hope that this simple idea-generating competition calling for level-zero social innovation ideas will be able to attract the general public to take part.

So, it’s now time for us to brainstorm some creative ideas, and you too can bring about a social revolution. Make use of your imagination, and change might be initiated by you in the society!

Call for Sollutions

Please pick one of the following social agenda, and propose an innovative social enterprise concept using 200-500 words. You may also submit your idea in a video format.

 1. AGING POPULATION

The aging population in Asia continues to increase. In Hong Kong, the population aged 65 or above is expected to surge from about 900,000 at present to 2.1 million by 2030, which will account for a quarter of our population. The impact of an aging population in Asia is pervasive, profound and enduring. It is a global phenomenon affecting every aspect of our lives, such as economic, social and political arenas. The rapidly aging population brings tremendous challenges but also opportunities to supporting infrastructure in our society as a whole.

What innovative ideas can you think of to raise the public awareness and create sustainable solutions?

2. POVERTY

Urban poverty is getting more and more acute in our world. Statistics from the United Nations shows that more than 2.8 billion people are living with less than US$2/day or equivalent. In Hong Kong, there are more than 2.3 million low-income household and the median monthly income of a 3-person family is less than US$1,500. Most of the poor in many countries are single mothers with children. The major problem for the poor is that they cannot afford necessities like medicine or proper education. Cross-generation poverty further complicates the issue and may create social unrest in long run.

How can we make a difference for these underprivileged families and empower them to cope with the life challenges?

3. PARENTING

Parenting has become a hot topic in our society, creating social pressure to parents. Many parents are being called as either “Monster Parents” or “Unconcerned Parents”. “Monster parents”, in general, are aggressive and over-protective of their children. As a result, children are spoiled and these “Spoiled Children” create further social problems. They may have temper tantrums and are self-centered, whilst their parents do not know how set the right boundaries and to deal with such behavioral issues. On the other hand, there are also “Unconcerned Parents” whose children are being unattended and uncared for by their parents. Those parents are imperceptibly making their children isolate themselves from the world.

How could you help these parents and the society to build up and maintain a healthy relationship between children and their parents?

Submission deadline

Asian Pacific Region:
On or before 6 th October, 2013 (Sunday) at 23:59pm (Hong Kong time)

Hong Kong Region:
On or before 13 th October, 2013 (Sunday) at 23:59pm (Hong Kong time)

Awards

  • There will be 3 winners from Hong Kong, and 3 winners from other Asian cities from each social issue category.
  • The “Best Multimedia Award” for the best idea presented in multimedia format among the HKSAR entries.
  • Each of the winners will be awarded HK$ 2,000 (~ US$250).
  • Asian winners will be invited to join the Social Enterprise Summit in Hong Kong from 29th to 30th November, 2013 with free accommodation and round-trip air tickets from Asian countries1 to Hong Kong.
  • Winning and selected ideas will be published on the Award website.

1 List of qualified Asian countries/cities, subjected to the addition or removal of countries at the sole discretion of SVhk:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.

Result Announcement

The winning ideas from other Asian countries will be posted in early-November, and the winners will be notified individually.

The Award Presentation Ceremony for “Hong Kong” and “Asian” winners will be held in November.

You can learn more about the past year’s winning ideas at the Asia Social Innovation Award 20102011 & 2012 website.

Informasi lebih lanjut:

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