LU signs MoU with ten universities in the Philippines, promoting inclusive business for sustainable impact in Asia
To promote inter-university cooperation between Hong Kong and the Philippines, LU’s Office of Service-Learning and ten universities in the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 9 February.
Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of LU, and a representative from each of the universities signed the MoU, which aims to build a collaborative platform where academics, social innovators, and small business owners learn and apply the Inclusive Business (IB) framework to overcome scalability challenges and achieve financial sustainability. The platform will also accelerate IB research, education and implantation in Asia, and generate novel case studies enriching the global IB community. The MoU is for a period of two years from 2023 to 2025.
As well as signing the agreement, LU co-organised an inaugural workshop on “Building Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Asia” with the BoP Innovation Center (Bopinc) on campus from 6 to 10 February. The five-day workshop, presented by Dutch experts from the Bopinc, focused on financial inclusion, digital innovation, women’s entrepreneurship, and the circular economy, and was attended by professionals and academics from the Philippines, Canada, and the UK, and students in the LU Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme.