Akira Foundation will organize a seminar for a delegation from the King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI), Thailand, on Friday, September 19, 10am-12pm. The delegation currently takes an intermediate certificate course: New Era Leadership in Democratic Systems at KPI in Thailand. The seminar, titled “Social Innovation (SI): the Movement and Dynamics for Social Change and Impact,” takes place at the Yotsuya Campus (Tokyo, Japan) of Sophia University.
KPI delegation will be briefed by two guest speakers, Hirofumi Yokoi, President and CEO, Akira Foundation and C. Jeffrey Char, a serial entrepreneur and President and CEO, J-Seed Ventures, Inc. Mr. Yokoi will share the mission and purpose of Akira Foundation in promoting social innovation and entrepreneurship in and out of Japan, and Mr. Char will present the roles and leadership taken by Japanese youth in incubating and validating their business ideas for starting up.
KPI delegation is comprised of 63 members, most of whom are senior executives from local and national governments, the private sector, and academic institutions. At the seminar, as a representative from the supporting institution, Prof. Miki Sugimura, Vice President for Academic Exchange of Sophia University, will make a closing remark to the delegation. They will arrive at Tokyo on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and leave for Bangkok on Monday, September 22, 2014.