The GSEF was invited by the Asia Pacific Alliances of YMCAs (APAY) for a special lecture on the Social and Solidarity Economy for around 100 members of the APAY executive committee on the 15th of March, 2018 at the YMCA City View Hotel in Hong Kong. As a part of their annual executive committee meeting, the APAY, a GSEF Steering Committee Member, included the topic in their learning session in order to attract the members’ attention on the issue and put them into the action plan on youth and social entrepreneurship for each country chapter of their members.