Brunei and Southeast Asia Social Impact Convention, BASIC 2019 acts as a platform that connects youth with social enterprises, Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, and companies that have Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR initiatives, with the incentives to build an economy and community that is equitable and fair for all. Speaking at the Launching Ceremony of BASIC 2019, Yang Berhormat Awang Iswandy bin Ahmad, Member of the Legislative Council in his capacity as the Co-Chairman of BASIC 2019 highlighted the need of participants to understand the theme of BASIC 2019 which emphasizes on the vital of cooperation with the government in tackling the environment and social issues for the country's development. The function took place at the International Graduate Studies in Kiulap.
Yang Berhormat stressed the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors together with the community. This step, he added, will build a strong community with social enterprise and CSR through action taken by the entities.
The two-day convention is attended by more than 60 participants comprising of students, lecturers and representatives from the social enterprises and companies that conducted the CSR initiative for more than 18 years. BASIC 2019 aims to help in supporting and encouraging organisation that empowers community and innovative for a better transformation to the world. BASIC 2019 is a collaboration between two young local entrepreneurs, Perspective Insan Academy, and EICO Brunei.
Source: Radio Television Brunei