Strategic leverage on value chains

July 07, 2017

If businesses can understand trade trends and future challenges in the ASEAN Economic Community, they can operate efficiently and effectively throughout the global value chain. But cross-border commercial and business operations can be complex, and this requires a thorough understanding of challenges and opportunities.

Participants from the National University of Singapore’s inaugural course on value chains in Southeast Asia, 2017.

IDRC and the National University of Singapore (NUS) are offering fellowships for Southeast Asian entrepreneurs, leaders in business, government, and civil society who want to better understand Southeast Asian value chains. The four-day program will give participants a useful toolkit of ideas to take full advantage of a connected ASEAN Economic Community.

Eligibility: Anyone from ASEAN member countries and Timor-Leste can apply for a fellowship grant to attend. Women leaders from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam are especially encouraged to apply for the discretionary scholarships and grants. 

Fellowship grants: Up to approximately CA$8,000 (including accommodation and transportation).

Program dates: March 19–22, 2018

Participants are strongly advised to apply at least two months in advance. Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability.

Please visit the NUS website to apply.

Read more about IDRC’s involvement with value chains in Southeast Asia.