Applications for the ASEAN Social Enterprises Development Program (ASEAN SEDP) 2023 are now open. The ASEAN Foundation, with the support of TikTok and SAP, launches the ASEAN Social Enterprises Development Programme (ASEAN-SEDP) 2.0. This programme will provide social enterprises in the ASEAN region with access to more significant opportunities to improve their ventures through promoting productivity, technology and innovation; increasing access to finance; enhancing market access and internationalization; and promoting entrepreneurship and human capital development.
ASEAN-SEDP is designed to solve socioeconomic problems and to strengthen the ASEAN Social enterprises ecosystem in the ASEAN region through comprehensive and sustainable support. This program aims to provide customized capacity building, mentorship and coaching, facilitation to market, and seed funding to youth-led social enterprises in ASEAN.
This programme offers a glimpse into the region’s diverse social enterprises, which has the potential to create a more significant social impact on the community in the region. The initiative of creating a Social Enterprises Development Program in the Southeast Asia region will bring long-term benefits and build a unique ecosystem for the larger social enterprise community in the region.
ASEAN-SEDP aims for contributing to the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and ASEAN Social Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025 and working in line towards achieving sustainable development of ASEAN, and will mainly support the following ASEAN work plans:
The implementation of ASEAN-SEDP 2.0 is to continue to support youth-led social enterprises in ASEAN region through capacity building, mentorship and coaching, facilitation to market and seed funding. Also, this programme will help the social enterprises to prepare a solid exit strategy to help them get investors to sustain their impact.
The ASEAN Foundation, with the support of TikTok and SAP, are inviting social enterprises from the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) with innovative projects that touch upon on the following issues to apply for the ASEAN-SEDP 2.0:
Social enterprises from ASEAN countries who are implementing projects and creating products challenges related to the SDGs mentioned above with the following qualifications are eligible to apply:
All interested social enterprises are required to apply to the programme by completing the application form by 3 May 2023. Applications submitted to other channels will not be considered. Incomplete completion of the form will not be further processed for shortlisting.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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