A Vietnamese delegation attended the ASEAN Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Singapore on October 30 to learn from Singapore’s social enterprise model and from 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 good practices and a joint vision for the development of social enterprises.

At the event, the Vietnamese head of delegation delivered a speech on the current state of social entrepreneurship in Vietnam, and gave 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.

The forum provided a chance for the ASEAN countries to share their opinions on how to encourage social enterprises to support society’s vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.-VNA