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Interview: Indonesia’s YCAB Foundation on impact and the future of Asian giving

Andrew Milner 18 August 2022

The YCAB Foundation has been a critical part of the philanthropy and social investment landscape in Indonesia for the last two decades. At the recent AVPN Conference in Bali, Alliance spoke to Veronica Colondam, YCAB’s …

Impact is more than a buzzword

Zibran Choudhury 4 July 2022

Zibran Choudhury is Communications, Partnerships & Membership Manager at Alliance magazine For more from the Pijar Foundation read Winning Asia’s future, now: Collaborative governance to close the talent gap and unlock force for good

Winning Asia’s future, now

Cazadira Fediva Tamzil, Stevinson Tendon and Indira Zahra-Aridati 4 July 2022

Collaborative governance to close the talent gap and unlock force for good Covid-19, digitalisation, climate change… all these structural disruptions necessitate a new generation of talents as a force for good. This is a critical …

Inspirational visit to the Annika Linden Centre at #AVPN2022

Louisa Attard 4 July 2022

As people started arriving in Bali for the AVPN Global Conference, we were setting up for an inspirational open day at the Annika Linden Centre. The idea was to open the space for people to …

Unmasking the influence of climate trends on Asian philanthropy

Zibran Choudhury 4 July 2022

Last week, AVPN hosted their 2022 Global Conference, and Alliance asked its readers what session they would like to hear about most in a poll. The winner was ‘Unmasking the influence of climate trends on …

New report assesses barriers and opportunities for cross-border giving in Asia

Alliance magazine 28 June 2022

Give2Asia has published the results of an extensive study on Unlocking Cross-border Philanthropy in Asia. The report provides a detailed analysis of the barriers to—and opportunities for—cross-border giving within Asia. Its findings are based on in-depth …

$1m pooled fund for Southeast Asian maternal, child health

Alliance magazine 22 June 2022

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), together with philanthropic leaders in Asia, have joined to launch the second round of their pooled fund to address maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition in Southeast Asia. …

New impact platform to tackle urgent youth issues in Asia

1 Alliance magazine 21 June 2022

AVPN, with founding support from the Citi Foundation, have launched the ‘Youth Opportunities Platform’ today at the AVPN Global Conference. The platform aggregates capital and matches these resources to opportunities and initiatives that empower youth.  …

AVPN, Google and Asian Development Bank launch $3M fund to combat climate change through tech

1 Alliance magazine 21 June 2022

The Sustainability Seed Fund will provide support to non-profit organisations in 11 markets that are using technology-based solutions to combat climate change and drive sustainability. The markets include Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, New …

New $1 million fund to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education across Asia

Alliance magazine 18 June 2022

A new STEM Fund has been launched, by the Micron Foundation and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) which will fund innovative solutions that are increasing gender diversity and equity in schools in India, Singapore, …