An Initiative of CII

Yi created History on 16 November 2011 in successfully bringing together the best youth organizations in the region to form the first ever advocacy and mentorship network in the Commonwealth Asia Region in partnership with the Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre, Chandigarh. Called the Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE), it is a network of young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them.

This alliance has representatives from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives and Brunei-Darussalam and India and the organizations from each of these countries include Prince's Youth Business International's and Small & Medium Enterprise Foundation (SME) from Bangladesh, The Young Entrepreneurs Association from Brunei, The Malaysian Graduates Entrepreneur Association and Junior Chamber International, Petaling Jaya, from Malaysia, Junior Chamber International from Maldives, The Young Entrepreneurs Forum, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Pakistan, The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Young Entrepreneurs Network (YEN@SICCI) from Singapore, The Network of Young Srilankan Entrepreneurs (NYSE) & Youth Business International (YBSL) from Srilanka and Confederation of Indian Industry's Young Indians from India.

Yi been appointed as the Chair of the Steering Committee, the Chair of the Strategic Planning committee and a member of the Marketing & Communication committee of CAAYE. Yi will also be the proud host of the First CAAYE Young Entrepreneur Summit in India to be held in November 2012.

The mission of this alliance is to be a network that, through its engagement with governments, the media, the public, all relevant stakeholders and member organizations, champions the cause of young entrepreneurs at the local, national, regional and international level and an alliance of organizations from economies of the Commonwealth-Asia region that makes measurable progress towards development of entrepreneurship to ensure future prosperity.

  • 16 - 19 November 2014 - Yi Delegation to 3rd CAAYE Young Entrepreneur Summit: Brunei Darussalam ()

  • CAAYE's Legacy Video ( Download Here)

  • 13 - 14 June 2014 - First CAAYE Interim Meeting 2014-15: Dhaka, Bangladesh ()

  • 09 - 11 November 2013 - The CAAYE Summit on "Profit with Purpose": Colombo, Srilanka

    Agenda | Report | Communique

  • 27 - 31 October 2013 - The Indo Pak Entrepreneurs Bilateral: Islamabad & Lahore: Pakistan


  • 11 March 2013 - CAAYE Leadership Team at the Commonwealth Day Celebration: London

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  • 14 - 15 December 2012  - The First CAAYE Summit: Mumbai

    Agenda | Profile of Speakers | Report | Visit Website

  • 13 - 14 December 2012   - Factory visits as part of the CAAYE Summit ()

  • 12 - 14 December 2012   - The Second Interim Meeting of CAAYE: Mumbai ()

  • 15 September 2012 - Launch of the CAAYE website: Mumbai ()

  • 13 - 15 July 2012 - The First interim meeting of CAAYE: Malaysia

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