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What is the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership?

Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) is a three-year project that aims to support promising innovative Social Enterprises (SEs) in the Philippines to collectively contribute to the achievement, acceleration, and sustainability of the SDGs. It is a project co-implemented by PhilDev Foundation (PhilDev) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), supported by the Australian Embassy in the Philippines. The project’s ultimate goal is to empower social enterprises to grow and become globally competitive—contributing to broader and inclusive economic growth in the Philippines. SEs will be provided technical support and improved capacity to access capital and attract impact investors. 

ISIP is anchored on three key strategies: Entrepreneurship, Education, and Policy Agenda.

What is the Visiting Professors activity?

The Visiting Professor activity is an avenue for international professors to share their expertise on entrepreneurship to Philippine professors, students, and university-incubated enterprises in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

 

How long is the deployment in the Philippines?

The deployment in the Philippines will last for one (1) week.

Which Philippine universities will the professors be deployed?

Applying professors must specify in their application their target universities explaining how their knowledge and expertise address the needs of their host university. The visiting professors will be deployed in the university which needs their expertise addresses the most.

The ten participanting Philippines universities for the Visiting Professor activity are Ateneo de Davao University (Davao City), Ateneo de Naga University (Naga City, Camarines Sur), Caraga State University (Butuan City, Caraga), Central Luzon State University (Muñoz City, Nueva Ecija), Central Philippine University (Iloilo City), De La Salle University (Metro Manila), Eastern Visayas State University (Tacloban), Mariano Marcos State University (Batac City, Ilocos Norte), Technological Institute of the Philippines (Metro Manila), and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (Laguna).

Will the ISIP project shoulder the travel expenses of the professors?

The ISIP Project will shoulder the travel expenses and accommodation of the accepted visiting professors.

What is the application procedure?

Interested professors may access the Application Packet Google Drive through this link bit.ly/ISIP-VP2019. All aspiring visiting professors must submit the requirements to Monica Mabaylan through isip.ph@undp.org or isip@phildev.org on or before January 31, 2020.

 

For more information or concerns, please send us an email at isip.ph@undp.org or isip@phildev.org.