Connect with GRAISEA
SMEs and social enterprises working in the agricultural sector (especially in aquaculture, palm oil, cacao, coconut and rice in ASEAN countries) should connect with GRAISEA.
The GRAISEA programme offers SMEs in the region:
- Technical assistance for small-scale producer associations that may be their suppliers.
- Assistance in receiving in-kind or financial co-financing.
- Access to alternative financing sources such as impact investors who may be interested in debt/equity/grants/loans financing.
- Incubation/acceleration support that leads to scaling of the SME.
- Social impact (ESG) assessment.
- Access to bigger markets (ASEAN integration).
Contact Oskar Haq, Regional Financial Sector Advisor in Asia: OHaq@oxfam.org.uk
Companies and corporate stakeholders working in the agricultural sector in South East Asia (especially in aquaculture, palm oil, cacao, coconut and rice) should contact the Programme Management Unit (PMU) of the GRAISEA programme. There are immense opportunities to contribute and extend our collaboration in this programme to create a lasting positive impact. The GRAISEA programme will enable interested parties to:
- Receive advice, technical assistance and capacity building for smallholders to be empowered with the promotion of gender transformative change.
- Receive a wide array of knowledge, lessons and tools to help strengthen women's empowerment through the gender power analysis, programme intervention and influencing transformational impact for women at different levels.
- Build coalition in different MSI platforms (e.g. RSPO, ASC) to support the further development of these guidelines.
- Strengthen CSR through the application of regulatory mechanisms in different regional/international platforms and institutional bodies (particularly AMAF, and multi-stakeholder initiatives like RSPO, ASC).
- Establish a business case through promoting CSR that enhances responsible and inclusive business.
- Be guided by international frameworks aiming to address the social, environmental and economic responsibilities of the private sector, particularly the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact.
Contact Pongsagorn (Art) Sajitpanon, Regional Private Sector Specialist: PSajitpanon@oxfam.org.uk
Oxfam's GROW campaign and the GRAISEA programme are working to promote responsible investments in agriculture and greater corporate social responsibility within ASEAN. Investors, policy experts and civil society groups interested in helping advance responsible investment policies and practices in Asia can connect with the GRAISEA programme for the following resources:
- Policy papers and materials on ASEAN and private sector investments in agriculture.
- Linkages with the ASEAN CSR Network, SEAFISH for Justice and other organizations working on the promotion of good investment policies and practices in the region, especially on aquaculture.
- Information on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and links to the process of developing national and regional action plans to implement these principles.
- Participation in the High Level Policy Forum on Responsible Business, which will be held on October 28, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact Roxanne Abdulali, GRAISEA Programme Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on GRAISEA, please contact Roxanne Abdulali, GRAISEA Programme Manager: email@example.com