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Youth Entrepreneurship as Career Option in EAP: Key Components for Success

Begins:   Nov 14, 2008 
Ends:   Nov 14, 2008 

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Global Development Learning Network
East Asia and Pacific Region

Youth Entrepreneurship as Career Option in EAP: Key Components for Success
November 14, 2008 (Asia Time)

Seminar Three of a Three-Part Series
  (463kb pdf)  Running Order (247kb pdf)


 A distance learning seminar organized by the World Bank and the
Chulalongkorn University-Global Development Learning Network (CU-GDLN),
in cooperation with the following World Bank Offices and GDLN affiliates:

BulletHomeLACAsian Institute of Management-World Bank Development Resource Center (AIM-WB DRC)BulletHomeLACBeijing Distance Learning Center (Beijing DLC)
BulletHomeLAC University of Indonesia Distance Learning Center (Jakarta DLC)BulletHomeLACPapua New Guinea Distance Learning Center (PNG DLC)

World Bank Office in Vientiane, Lao PDR

BulletHomeLACU.S.A. (Washington D.C.) GDLN Studios

Entrepreneurship can be a promising career option for youth as they seek to make a smooth transition from school to work, especially when the economic growth of their home country fails to keep pace with the growing number of graduates entering the labor force, and where career opportunities are limited in the labor market. The Human Development Unit in the East Asia and the Pacific Region is thus hosting a video-conference/seminar on the topic of youth entrepreneurship, bringing together youth entrepreneurs, private sector representatives, policy-makers, and donor agencies from seven countries in the region. The main objectives of this seminar are: (1) to identify the activities of youth entrepreneurs in the region and share lessons learned from both positive and negative experiences, (2) identify market opportunities for youth entrepreneurs, and (3) provide all stakeholders with an opportunity to seek possibilities for partnership and collaboration in the area of youth entrepreneurship.

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This knowledge-sharing seminar, a third in the series of regional youth seminars, is part of the Bank’s continuing effort to disseminate the messages of the World Development Report 2007 (WDR 07). The seminar will feature four presentations from youth and NGOs supporting youth entrepreneurs (China, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines). Through interactive discussions, participants will have the opportunity to learn the key elements for success in terms of scalability and sustainability, and business initiatives that would be useful and transferrable in their own settings.

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Moderator: Emmanuel Y. Jimenez, Director, World Development Report 2007 and Director, Human Development (Education, Health, Nutrition and Population), East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank.

Key Note Speaker: Ronald Perkinson, President, Putera Sampoerna Foundation, Indonesia


  • Du Dong, Deputy Director, International Department, All-China Youth Federation (China)
    Download: Presentation (1.46mb pdf)
  • Himawan G. Adibowo, Business Development Director, Indonesia Business Links (Indonesia)
    Download: Paper (728kb pdf)Presentation (1.46mb pdf)
  • Timothy John Agulto, Head of Training and Community Building, MICROventures Incorporated (Philippines)
    Download: Paper (353kb pdf) Presentation (4.1mb pdf)
  • Sunit Shrestha, Managing Director, Change Fusion (Thailand)
    Download: Paper (727kb pdf) Presentation  (769kb pdf)

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Locations, Local Times, and Contacts

Bangkok, Thailand:  Chulalongkorn University-Global Development Learning Network
9.00 AM - 11:30 AM
Achara Kuwinpant, email:

Beijing, China: Beijing Distance Learning Center
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM,
Li Li, email:

Jakarta, Indonesia:
black arrowUniversity of Indonesia Distance Learning Center
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
black arrowDLC Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, DLC Universitas Udayana, Denpasa
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Steisianasari Mileiva, email:

Manila, Philippines: AIM-WB Development Resource Center
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Henry Grageda, email:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea Distance Learning Center
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Dodi Doiwa, email:

Vientiane, Lao PDR: World Bank Vientiane Office
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thalavanh Vongsonephet, email:

Washington DC, USA: World Bank GDLN Studio
09:00 PM - 11:30 PM (November 13)
Robert McGough, email:

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Program Contacts

Kevin A. Tomlinson, Knowledge Coordinator, East Asia & Pacific Vice Presidency

Robert McGough, Instructional Designer

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