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How to Build Social Innovation Platforms in Conflict Areas: The Basque Experience

20 September 2019 @ 10:00 - 12:00


How to Build Social Innovation Platforms in Conflict Areas: The Basque Experience

How can we really build social innovation platforms in conflict areas?

Does it really help with the socio-economic development for the people?


Let’s find out!


Thailand Social Innovation Platform under UNDP Thailand invites you to join the public talk on

“How to Build Social Innovation Platforms in Conflict Areas: The Basque Experience” by Gorka Espiau – social innovation, conflict management, and sustainable human development specialist, and a Senior Fellow at the Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies (ALC )

Gorka Espiau will share his experience and lessons learned from the Basque case, where people were suffering a profound economic collapse, the highest

unemployment rates in Southern Europe and an international image associated to violent conflict. Despite these challenges, today the Basque Country holds leading positions in healthcare, education and income per capita.


Free! Limited Seat Only

Date: 20 September 2019

Time: 10:00-12:00

Venue: Auditorium, 2 Fl., TCDC Bangkok

Register here: http://bit.ly/2m5hiQZ

*The talk will be in English with spontaneous Thai translators.


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20 September 2019
10:00 - 12:00


TCDC Bangkok
Central Post Office, 1160 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak Bangkok 10500 + Google Map
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There are many innovation platforms all over the world. What makes Thailand Social Innovation Platform unique is that we have created a Thai platform fully dedicated to the SDGs, where social innovators in Thailand can access a unique eco system of entrepreneurs, corporations, start-ups, universities, foundations, non-profits, investors, etc. This platform thus seeks to strengthen the social innovation ecosystem in Thailand in order to better be able to achieve the SDGs. Even though a lot of great work within the field of social innovation in Thailand is already happening, the area lacks a central organizing entity that can successfully engage and unify the disparate social innovation initiatives taking place in the country.

This innovation platform guides you through innovative projects in Thailand, which address the SDGs. It furthermore presents how these projects are addressing the SDGs.

Aside from mapping cutting-edge innovation in Thailand, this platform aims to help businesses, entrepreneurs, governments, students, universities, investors and others to connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.

The ultimate goal of the platform is to create a space for people and businesses in Thailand with an interest in social innovation to visit on a regular basis whether they are looking for inspiration, new partnerships, ideas for school projects, or something else.

We are constantly on the lookout for more outstanding social innovation projects in Thailand. Please help us out and submit your own or your favorite solutions here

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  • What are The Sustainable Development Goals?
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