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8th Asian Philanthropic Development Conference 2024

Alliance magazine 18 July 2024

Vaccination trust rise after ‘successful’ philanthropic intervention in Punjab region 

Shafi Musaddique 18 July 2024

The number of patients being vaccinated in Pakistan’s rural Punjab region has risen, with the overall number of patients needing healthcare in the most remote areas dramatically falling, two years since the Global Muslim Philanthropy …


Canva co-founders named as Australia’s second most giving philanthropists 

Shafi Musaddique 16 July 2024

The billionaire co-founders of graphic design tech company Canva have been named as the second most giving philanthropists in Australia.  Husband and wife Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht, both in their late 30s, along with …

India warned it must achieve climate jobs transition differently to West 

Shafi Musaddique 11 July 2024

India must prioritise job creation through a climate lens in a way that is done differently to the West, according to a leading Indian social impact advisor.  Rathish Balakrishnan, co-founder of Sattva, a social impact …

Insights from SEE Climate Week in Beijing

Fan Li 5 July 2024

Over 100,000 delegates participated in COP28 last year, making it the biggest in COP history. China also sent its largest delegation to Dubai, including over 50 foundations and NGOs, highlighting the increasing engagement of Chinese …

Equal seats at the table: Why philanthropy should embrace gender quotas

Neera Nundy 20 June 2024

In 2023 women comprised only 4.7 percent of CEOs in India, highlighting a significant gender gap in leadership roles. Despite remarkable strides in education and the workforce over the past half-century, women remain underrepresented at …

How philanthropy is changing perceptions of autism in Central Asia

Almaz Sharman 17 June 2024

Autism as an independent disorder was first described nearly 80 years ago, but awareness of the problem of autism around the world is a relatively recent phenomenon. Just 17 years ago, in 2007, the United …

Philanthropy Asia Summit: Partners in Action

Alliance magazine 13 June 2024

Harmony and social cohesion to the fore

Nancy Yang 4 June 2024

Despite radical change in ways of giving, traditional community values remain central for Asian donors The notion of the common good in Asia has long been grounded in shared cultural values of community harmony and …

What do ‘foreign agent’ laws have to do with gender ideology? Reflections from the HRFN & Ariadne joint day

Mariam Gagoshashvili 3 June 2024

As we gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia for Ariadne and HRFN convenings, thousands were demonstrating daily in the streets of Tbilisi next to the conference venue. Our evening events on the rooftop of Stamba Hotel were …