Celebrating 10 Years of Partnerships in Building People and Capabilities in Asia

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This year, Temasek Foundation International (TF International) celebrates 10 years of partnerships in building people and building capabilities of communities in Asia and beyond. Partnerships have always been at the heart of TF International’s programmes, where the Foundation brings together Host Communities and Programme Partner Organisations to co-develop and co-implement programmes with and for the respective communities. These partnerships focus on the areas of healthcare, education, public administration, urban management and disaster-response capability.

Over the past 10 years, TF International has committed about S$178 million towards more than 350 programmes across Asia. To commemorate the 10 years of partnerships, TF International hosted a series of 4 themed leadership forums throughout this year in Singapore that are related to TF International’s focus areas – namely, Nursing, Urban Governance, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) framework.

Gathering old friends from TF International’s past programmes as well as new partners across Asia, the forums were platforms to enhance the mutual learning among the participants from different countries where they exchanged ideas, perspectives and best practices acquired by each in their development journeys over the years. The constituent forums were respectively attended by approximately 200 nurse leaders, 100 senior government officials and urban development experts, 60 senior policy makers and TVET experts, and 150 CDIO practitioners from across Asia.

TF International will continue to support programmes and learning exchanges that enable human and social capital development in Asia and beyond. In his closing address at the TF International@10 Asia Skills Leaders Forum, which is one of the themed leadership forums, Mr Benedict Cheong, Chief Executive of TF International, said, “As communities come together to share and learn from each other, we hope this will contribute to a connected Asian and global community where we can grow and prosper together.

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About Temasek Foundation International@10 Asia Skills Leaders Forum

The TF International@10 Asia Skills Leaders Forum was jointly organised by ITE Education Services and TF International. The Forum took place over 4 days from 22 to 25 August 2017 and was attended by approximately 60 policy makers and TVET experts from 16 countries across Asia. Participants engaged in discussion and shared their ideas and experiences on the transformation of TVET systems to support social and economic development in their home countries.

About Temasek Foundation International

Temasek Foundation International is one of the six non-profit philanthropic organisations set up by Temasek and sponsored through Temasek Trust.
Temasek Foundation International funds and supports programmes that aim to build capabilities in communities in Asia and beyond. Designed and implemented with programme partners, these programmes build human and social capital development and contribute towards a more vibrant and connected global community, with positive networks of cooperation. The programmes also aim to enhance capabilities in the areas of health care, education, public administration, urban management and disaster response.

Did you know…

TVET continues to play a significant role in shaping the economic and social development of Singapore, with more than 60 percent of students undergoing their post-secondary education in TVET.