GIFT Newsletter — May 2018


GIFT ASEAN has just completed our second annual Malaysia Young Leaders Programme. The ASEAN region features prominently on our 2018 calendar with two upcoming leadership programmes in the region: the 2018 Myanmar Global Leaders Programme (our first ever open programme in the country) and the inaugural 2018 ASEAN Young Leaders Programme to be held in Indonesia. More details on the ASEAN YLP coming soon!

We also hope you enjoy our recent articles in the Financial Times and the South China Morning Post, shared below.

Eric Stryson

Managing Director

Global Institute For Tomorrow

A New Model for Skill Development in India


India is expected to create 50 to 70 million jobs over the next five years. Somewhere between 75% and 90% of these jobs will require some form of vocational training. Yet large portions of India’s labour force lack the skills needed to fill these jobs.

On the 2018 India Global Leaders Programme in Bangalore, India, GIFT and our team of participants from across the region worked with Labournet, a professional social enterprise that provides work-integrated job training to informal workers across India. We helped Labournet develop a new business strategy to provide new sources of revenue for the organisation, reducing their reliance on government funding and CSR grants.

Read the Business Plan

The Public Forum for the Malaysia Young Leaders Programme

27 April 2018

The end of the 2018 Malaysia Young Leaders Programme was marked by a public forum at the Sime Darby Convention Centre. Participants presented their ideas on how to elevate independent players in the palm oil value chain and encourage small-scale, sustainable farming to an audience of business, civil society and government leaders.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Datuk K. Yogeesvaran, Secretary General from the Ministry of Plantations, Industries and Commodities, for opening the Forum with his remarks.