The British Council in collaboration with the Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CSIE) of the National University of Economics jointly launch Vietnam Youth for Social Innovation – a programme aiming at initiating long-term connections between UK skills training institutions and Vietnam’s new blooming generation of social and creative enterprises, and higher education institutions.
Within the scope of this programme, we aim to develop and deliver a series of training of trainers to social and creative professionals in skill areas that respond to the need of engaging social innovation in addressing community issues. These trainers will cascade training to university students, and social and creative entrepreneurs, including those from marginalised and disadvantaged groups and ethnic minority groups, to enhance their employability and positive social engagement. The training programme will be coupled with a number of social action projects initiated and run by local social and creative entrepreneurs, which offer a practical ground for application of new skills learnt, as well as to create positive social impact and further community engagement. The programme also looks at creating long-term impact by integrating these training materials into training programmes for social innovation at higher education institutions.
The programme will be jointly implemented with a consortium of partners, including the University of Northampton, UK, VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VN-UK), Da Nang University, the Vietnam National Institute of Arts and Culture Studies, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Thai Nguyen University, and Da Nang Business Incubation Centre.
Call for participants
We are seeking excellent candidates who are academic experts in social enterprise, creative hub workers committed to making positive social impacts through innovation, and social entrepreneurs, to join the programme and support its aims. The 20 most successful participants will be invited to engage in the following activities.