Coffee and Chats
Coffee and Chats is a series that delivers casual digital academic and professional discussions to audiences across ASEAN and Australia once a month. Coffee and Chats aims to provide ASEAN and Australian youth with the opportunity to engage with business and thought leaders from the region through easily accessible online webinars. Sessions structures will follow a Q&A style but will emphasise audience input and discussion to be less formal and more engaging. Topics and expert speakers will vary session to session covering matters and issues relevant to the youth of our region.
Date: Thursday 7 May 2020
Topic: Why wait for social change? The emerging role of women, youth and soft power
Elise is an award-winning researcher, strategist, entrepreneur and a sought-after consultant on youth diplomacy, women’s leadership, gender equality, and social change in international affairs, specifically diplomatic and security agencies. In 2020, she joined AASYP’s Publications team as an Australia Editor. You can also follow her @EliseintheWoods on Twitter.
Youth diplomacy & ASEAN
Women’s leadership and gender equality
Communicating your message
On antifragility – being more than resilient, growing from adversity
Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020
Topic: Environmental sustainability, what it means and takes to become a social entrepreneur and how you can make an impact in the region
Redza is the co-founder of GrubCycle, a social enterprise that is tackling the issue of food waste in Malaysia. To date, GrubCycle has helped to reduce more than 10,000 kgs of food from being wasted by selling edible surplus food at bargain price.
He believes in building a sustainable social enterprise ecosystem supported by an active community. Redza speaks at various social enterprise events and participated in multiple global competitions such as Pitch at Palace Commonwealth edition which he was pitching in front of Duke of York in 2018.
Prior to Grub Cycle, Redza’s accounting background has landed him a 3 years stint at WorleyParsons focusing on finance in the oil & gas industry before eventually using his expertise with numbers to help startups at an Angel Investment company that looks for promising startups to invest in. Armed with 2 years of startup investment experience, he decided to join MaGIC’s accelerator program to validate his idea and officially launched Grub Cycle after 2 months.
This year, he has passed the CEO’s role for Grub Cycle to his team and is currently working in a company that is championing capacity building for social innovators in Malaysia. He is also a part of Acumen Fellowship which is the first batch in Malaysia.
Check out the video to learn more about environmental sustainability, what it means and takes to become a social entrepreneur and what you can do as a young person in the region!
AASYP LEAP is a casual six-months language and cultural exchange series that gathers participants from across ASEAN and Australia to socialise and share their passion for language and cultural exchange through fun games and challenges.
AASYP LEAP currently runs once a month. Follow us on social media to know when the next one is happening!
As this is a new series, we are focusing on English, Bahasa Indonesia, and Vietnamese for now. However, if you are a native speaker or learner of another ASEAN language and would like to be involved please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Not at all! As it is a casual event, anyone across the region who is interested in learning some new phrases, words and expressions is welcome to join!
Meet the team
Our Digital Events team leads engagement with young people from across Australia and Southeast Asia. The team builds knowledge of ASEAN-Australia relations through high quality digital events promoting cultural understanding and professional development pillars. These curated opportunities equip youth with the knowledge, skills and resources to engage with challenges relevant to their own communities, and advocate for youth involvement in policy making and agenda setting across ASEAN and Australia.