SBRC and QREC (Robert T. Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University) gave the first lecture of their joint-course of lectures ‘Entrepreneurship In Developing Countries’ that aims to study the current status of global issues and current social entrepreneurship models to find solutions.
The course of lectures focuses on SDGs (the sustainable development goals) set by United Nations. Students will identify and choose a social issue, study it theoretically, and make a 9 day field visit to a developing country (this year Thailand), to get a first-hand experience about the area’s status of social entrepreneurship to address SDGs. Students will study the social problems, investigate the causes and learn about the regional strategies.
For the first lecture on July 23rd, we had talks about ‘JICA’s Initiatives’ by Prof. Jiro Inamura of JICA, ‘Silicon Valley Innovation’ by the entrepreneur Kojiro Moriwaka, and ‘Introduction to Yunus Social Business’ by Prof. Masaharu Okada of SBRC.
The moderator was associate professor, Ashir Ahmed, an expert of ICT for developing countries. The lecture closed with a panel discussion by the 4 professionals and a brisk and animated Q & A session with the students.