Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  Youth Co:Lab 2021 was the first event that UNDP in Thailand hosted 100% online, as the transmission of COVID-19 at the time of the event remained severely high, making in-person gatherings too perilous to take place. Although a number of young participants were faced with the issue of limited access to the internet, we […]

  In 2021, Youth Co:Lab adopted the theme of ‘Left No One Behind’. For UNDP, myriads of fissures which spread across the society need to be filled, and social innovation is the best answer to this gaping problem, as it requires participation from every member of the society, especially the creative and innovative contribution from […]

Written by Haidy Leung from ChangeFusion   The “Training of Trainers (TOT) for Social Innovation and Social Enterprise Localization” workshop was held by UNDP Thailand in collaboration with Tandemic and ChangeFusion on 18-20 October 2019 at Novotel Phloen Chit, Bangkok, with a total of 30 participants from all 4 regions represented at the workshop.   […]

Youth Co:Lab Report 2017-2018 How important are social innovation and social entrepreneurship for youth and sustainable development? What happened in Youth Co:Lab in the past 2 years? What did we learn from it? What are the ideas and solutions created and what are their impact?   Let’s find out together! Along with the vision to […]

  Nesta, a British innovation foundation, used data innovation to analyze the demand for labor in the UK in 41 million job advertisements. It predicted that data engineering is a skill most likely to be the best paying one around. How could data innovation could help the Brexit crisis? Let’s start with some background on […]

Too Big to Handle Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, is a diverse place both geographically and socially. It is home to over 22 million people, and more than 50% are under 26 years old. The city’s population has grown from 3 million to 22 million people in less than 70 years. Because of this, […]

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 […]

Ageing population becomes one of global issues. In Thailand, according to National Statistical Office, 17% of Thai population is elderly. Although 85% of elderly are literate, 61% are unemployed and 42% rely on their children’s money. Almost 20% stated that they want to get a job/work and one-third of them are still in debt at […]

To prepare for many challenges that will come in 2019, designers, innovators, activists, social entrepreneurs, and everyone can become part of change making and inventing new solutions that concern more about diversity. Thailand Social Innovation Platform is introducing examples of innovations that are interesting and inspiring social changes nowadays. 1. Starbucks has opened a new […]

Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals addresses all three dimensions of sustainable development- environmental, economic and social. Disability is referenced in various parts of the 17 Goals specifically in education, growth, employment, inequality, data collection and monitoring. Goal 4 focuses on inclusive and equitable education and promotion of life-long learning opportunities for all, while Goal 8 promotes […]

Farmsook Ice Cream not only holds classes on how to produce homemade ice cream, but also teaches basic business skills to children from disadvantaged homes, orphanages and foundations, mainly targeting children aged between 13-18 years old. The ice creams that the children produce are distributed and sold, with proceeds reinvested into the training program, as […]

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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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