What is SESA Network?

The organizing committee is currently made up of 18 representatives from 16 organizations and academic institutions from around the world. We are excited to see this group grow and represent an ever-greater amount of diversity and experience. The committee welcomes new members to join in the creation of this collaborative network. If you are interested in learning more about, or joining, our organizing committee please info@sesanetwork.com


The long-term vision is the establishment of a network dedicated to promoting social entrepreneurship in the emerging countries in Southeast Asia. This network will incorporate people from many different sectors and work in the areas of research, practice, policy, education, and training.

We would like to thank the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for providing the funding to make this conference possible.

Organizing Committee

Sheena Abar – University of Calgary

Alberto Cremonesi – Social Enterprise Cambodia

Yasmin Dean – Mount Royal University

Ngoc Thi Doan – Open University Ho Chi Minh

Narayan Gopalkrishnan – James Cook University

Tri Minh Ha – Open University Ho Chi Minh

Laura Henderson – University of Calgary

Naret Heng – Royal University of Phnom Penh

Joji Kawaguchi – University of Calgary

Janelle Kerlin – Georgia State University

Sothy Kheng – Cambodia Development Resource Institute

Phouphet Kyophilavong – National University of Laos

Issac Lyne – University of Western Sydney

Hieu Van Ngo – University of Calgary

Huong Thanh Thi Nguyen – University of Labour and Social Affairs

Lan Thai Thi Nguyen – University of Social Sciences Humanities Ha Noi

Catherine Pearl – Mount Royal University

Oanh Kieu Pham – Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion

Istvan Rado – Thammasat University

Nikolai Schwarz – Friends International

James Stauch – Community Prosperity Institute

Kelli Stevens – Canada Bridges

Lavanh Vongkhamsane – National University of Laos