Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) is proud to have taken part in the Solutions Market: Innovative Ideas for Inclusive Growth, a program for the Civil Society Organizations that attended the 45th Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Governors’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila last May 2 to 5, 2012.
ASSIST is among the organizers of the event that gathered dozens of NGOs and other representatives of civil society organizations interested in learning about innovation in development work.
The Solutions Market program aimed to 1) showcase the important role CSOs play in sustainable development and the wealth of knowledge held by CSOs, (2) provide a venue for the generation and sharing of ideas and catalyze new partnerships the AM attendees and CSOs (3) promote participation to support the AM theme: Inclusive growth through Better Governance and Partnerships
The day-long program was hosted by broadcast journalist Karen Davila and graced by Senators Francis Escudero and Richard Gordon, who spoke on inspiring leadership and youth, and innovation in campaigns, respectively. Several NGOs, including Gifts and Graces, VSO Bahaginan, MyShelter Foundation and the Sesame Workshop also presented about their efforts in introducing new solutions in their organization.#
ASSIST Group Associates Mara Gonzales and Mahnaz Zanganeh helped launch the activity.