The first Innovation for Inclusive Impact (In_Pact) Asia Forum 2018 was held in De La Salle University in Manila organized by De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), Hub of Innovation for Inclusion (HiFi), Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), and its flagship program, DigiBayanihan (DB) last April 13, 2018 (Friday). It launched its first innovation summit that gathered luminaries of social innovation to move change-making and inclusive innovation with digital enablement and creative thinking forward.
According to Sreeni, the world is open to the youth to be exposed in the different societal challenges, whether in government or in private sector, the youth should be mindful that if needed; they should raise their voices to be heard. This shall create an impactful action, a “starter” to drive change and innovation.
Moataz Helmy, Executive Director of Rollo21 and the District Cairo educated the participants that in order for us to ignite change and revolution of solutions to the Philippines and beyond, we must first start in our nation- our home country, then slowly branching out to beyond the homeland.
Innovation for Inclusive Impact Asia Forum 2018 ignited inspiration and passion to all its attendees with diverse and unique ideas that can create different innovations that can support and sustain communities and individuals here in the Philippines and beyond. This event serves as a driving motivation for people to actively push forward change-making and inclusive innovation through digital enablement and creative thinking. The forum highlights different learning streams to inform the participants the existing innovations that are currently making changes to different communities.
The event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the sponsors – De La Salle University, Globe, San Miguel, Sip, Thomson Reuters; and the Community Partners – AIESEC, Developers’ Society, IdeaSpace, KickStart Ventures, MakeSense, Xchange,Ashoka, CODE-NGO, Co.Lab, Launchgarage, QBO Philippines, The Spark Project, Villgro Philippines, and World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific; and the Media Partners – Adobo Magazine, ANC, AsianNGO, iMPACT, BusinessWorld, SparkUp, Manila Bulletin, NET25 TV, People’s Television, Philippine Primer, TheLasallian, The Philippine Star and WhenInManila.com.