The world has never had so many problems; however, there had never been as up to pace with new technologies that are designed to all along cope with all of these problems. Technology has enable society to change in this connected world. This comes like you have almost never noticed.

 

Believing in the higher purpose and expanded possibility of collectiveness, we are able to connect, learn and share at a speed and scale never before possible.

Much has changed in the past 20 years to empower us as individuals, and expand the potential of our networks: how we LEARN, how we ENGAGE, how we ORGANIZE.


New economic models are rapidly transforming market systems and the structure of value chains, creating new solutions to age-old economic and social problems.

How does this whole system of connectivities work?


An Invitation

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Ananda Ventures invite you to participate in the "Morning Coffee Talk" to explore the topic "Social Changes in the Connected World" on the 2nd of June at Tekhub Phnom Penh above The Asia Foundation at 8:00 A.M-9:00 A.M.  



How to Participate

If you are interested in joining this experiment, please get in touch. Send a short email to: setha.rath@asiafoundation.org telling us your organization and your role as a social media manager in Cambodia. Please note space will be limited and open only to social media practitioners, bloggers and campaign specialists. Participation fees waived for local organizations.


Justin Stokes  

Managing Director, Tao Ventures Cambodia

Managing Partner and co-founder of Ananda Ventures

Justin is a strategy advisor and coach to corporate executives, non-profit leaders and social entrepreneurs on how to harness the organizing potential of technology to create prosperity and social value. His experience spans movement-building, social development, corporate strategy, economic growth, and behavior change. 

Over the past 20 years, Justin has advised executive leaders and their teams across multi-national companies, international organizations and governments, including: CARE, Oxfam, ActionAid, Unilever, Nike, Audi, World Bank, USAID, DFID, and directly with numerous Ministers and Heads of State in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Along the way, Justin has had the opportunity to work in over 30 countries across four continents.

Prior to founding Tao and Ananda, Justin worked at Purpose, JE Austin, and Marakon. Most recently, Justin served as Senior Director of Strategy at Purpose, where he founded and led the Corporate practice. Prior to Purpose, Justin advised business, government and civil society leaders, including numerous heads of state, on strategies for economic growth and development as a Director at JE Austin. With Marakon, Justin advised executives of Fortune 500 companies in mergers and acquisition, market expansion, and global organization. 

Justin graduated with an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and History from Duke University.


Who We Are

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

Tao Ventures is a strategy, activation, and coaching agency. We believe in the higher purpose and expanded possibility of a collective — that individuals can have a vision for change, but it takes others to make it reality. (Besides, it’s more fun in a group.) We work with governments, civil society leaders, mission driven businesses, and individuals across Asia to develop strategies for collective action and transformational change. Tao is a member of the Ananda Ventures global network.