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MOU Signing Ceremony with Global Water Partnership & TakingITGlobal


MOU Signing Ceremony with Global Water Partnership & TakingITGlobal


Water and our youth are invaluable resources that require sustainable use and innovation for a more inclusive, sustainable & mindful future. As the lifeblood of our planet, water needs equitable access, protection of ecosystems, and climate change mitigation. Empowering our youth, with their energy & drive, is crucial in addressing global challenges. By encouraging innovation & collaboration, we can find groundbreaking solutions to water scarcity, pollution, and social inequities.

In efforts to spread our Tech-for-Good & Mindful Leadership mission worldwide, SIP & UFG successfully co-organised an MOU Signing Ceremony on the 4th of July 2023 at the prestigious Enterprise Development Centre, ITE College Central. We are delighted to join hands with the Global Water Partnership, TakingITGlobal, and PUB Singapore to collectively pledge to make our world a better place through Tech-For-Good and mindful leadership, supporting water innovation and youth empowerment. The event served as a catalyst for innovative ideas, inspiring conversations, and impactful collaborations.



Ms Penny Low, Founder of SIP & Cofounder of UFG, giving her opening address.


Ms Penny Low, Founder of SIP & Cofounder of UFG, giving her opening address. The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a prominent international organisation addressing the pressing challenges of water management & sustainability. With a network spanning over 3,000 organisations across 180 countries, GWP has become a hub for opinion leaders in the field of water resources. Its innovative approach, characterised by inclusive dialogue & knowledge sharing, has resulted in transformative actions & policy reforms in numerous countries. TakingITGlobal (TIG) has emerged as a powerful force for social change, harnessing the potential of technology & youth engagement to tackle global issues. TIG has galvanized a vibrant community of young leaders from over 200 countries, awarded over 7000 micro-grants to young social innovators, empowering them to tackle local and global challenges. By leveraging the power of digital tools & online networks, TIG provides a unique space for collaboration & activism for global issues. The two MOUs we signed symbolise our collaborative efforts in water innovation & youth empowerment. The partnerships encompass collaboration in education and training, scaling Tech-for-Good solutions, and working together to create a positive social impact.


From left to right: Mr Pablo Bereciartua (Chair, GWP), Mr Ricky Kok (Founder, Chang Cheng), Mr Khong Kwok Wai (Director, SIP), Ms Penny Low (Founder & President, SIP), Ms Elena Trovesi (Interim CEO, GWP), Ms Elisabetta Jiang (Cofounder, UFG)


From left to right: Mr Ricky Kok (Founder, Chang Cheng), Mr Michael Furdyk (Cofounder, TIG), Mr Khong Kwok Wai (Director, SIP), Ms Penny Low (Founder, SIP), Ms Jennifer Corriero (Cofounder, TIG), Ms Elisabetta Jiang (Cofounder, UFG) Many of the attendees also signed the Unicorns for Good (UFG) Pledge as well, committing themselves to using technology for both sustainability & profit. Amongst our esteemed attendees & guests, we were honoured to have the presence of distinguished global leaders who drive positive change in their respective nations & beyond: – Mr. Tommy Suryo Pratomo, Ambassador of Indonesia – Mr. Mauricio Nine, Ambassador of Argentina – Mr. Bertin Mugiraneza, First Secretary of Rwanda Additionally, these ambassadors were presented with a yellow book about social innovation. Titled ‘Top 50 Social Innovations Changing Our World’, this book was edited by SIP’s very own Ms Penny Low.

Mr Tommy Suryo Pratomo, Ambassador of Indonesia, receiving the book ‘Top 50 Social Innovations Changing Our World’.


Mr Mauricio Nine, Ambassador of Argentina, receiving the book ‘Top 50 Social Innovations Changing Our World’.

Mr Bertin Mugiraneza, First Secretary of Rwanda, receiving the book ‘Top 50 Social Innovations Changing Our World’.


Ms Elisabetta Jiang also took this opportunity to share some of the insights mentioned in this book. As co-founder of UFG, she explained why such insights were valuable to firms looking to make a difference in the world today.



Ms Elisabetta Jiang, Cofounder of Unicorns for Good (UFG), sharing insights from the book ‘Top 50 Social Innovations Changing Our World’.


SIP & UFG would once again like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our event partners & esteemed attendees. Your presence & contributions have made this event a resounding success. Stay tuned for more updates, inspiring stories, and opportunities to be part of the transformative journey towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and mindful world. Join the UFG community of like-minded leaders, technologists, investors, and philanthropists with global partnership opportunities – sign the pledge here.

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