14.4 Leveraging the Assets and expertise of the private sector

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SpeakerName: Ms. Sandy Walsh, Director, Social Innovation Group, Asia Pacific, Cisco, Thailand

Description: Many corporates and foundations support access to education in different ways. This session explored the ways in which this can be done through financial support such as the provision of scholarships, or incentivising though other means. Thus, this session discussed the following: (1) Leveraging assets and influence from the private sector; (2) The role of skills-based volunteering; (3) Understanding opportunities for international organizations and NGOs to work with the private sector; and (4) Challenges and Opportunities: Scalability and Entry points.