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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 …


Norwegian Refugee Council wins $2.5m Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Alliance magazine 14 August 2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded its $2.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize to the Norwegian Refugee Council, an organisation working in more than 35 countries to support people forced to flee their homes. The …


Sri Lanka crisis: Philanthropies stepping up but more needed urgently, says UN

Alliance magazine 6 August 2022

People in Sri Lanka have been struggling with daily power cuts, inflation of more than 50 per cent, and shortages of basics, such as fuel, food, and medicines. These crises led to widespread protests in …

Philanthropy can advance business for good around climate ambitions and beyond

Social Innovation Exchange 3 August 2022

A new way of thinking about corporate purpose and climate risks Businesses have an important role to play in transitioning our planet to a sustainable and green future, but the idea that businesses should care …

People showed they care. Where do we go from here?

Birce Altay 25 July 2022

For the first time in 16 years, the amount donated to organizations in Turkey, including CSOs, surpassed all other donations, according to the results of the Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey 2021 Report. This …

The case for philanthropy to step up with an intersectional approach

1 Deepa Pawar and Ami Misra 22 July 2022

Even in an unprecedented crisis that touches everyone in some way, the most vulnerable communities and individuals are always exposed to harsher realities – something the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic showed. While delivering services …

How can philanthropy adopt a human-first approach to achieve the SDGs?

Jakira Khanam 8 July 2022

The events of the past two years have left a lasting impact on all of us. Existing inequalities have been exacerbated, both within and between countries. We’ve seen the reversal of progress on multiple Sustainable …

Interview: Rockefeller Foundation’s Elizabeth Yee on Asia, leadership, and philanthropy

Andrew Milner 7 July 2022

Rockefeller Foundation has deep and long-standing interests in Asia. Hence the presence of  Elizabeth Yee, the foundation’s Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Chief of Staff at the AVPN Conference in Bali. She talks here …

AVPN Global Conference 2022

Alliance magazine 5 July 2022

Over six plenaries, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions, the AVPN Global Conference 2022 provided a deep-dive into the cross-cutting thematic areas that represent the most pressing challenges in the region, …

The Asian decade

Andrew Milner 5 July 2022

This was the billing of AVPN’s first face-to-face convening since 2019 and with the return of the conference has come a new purpose and of responsibility, articulated by Naina Batra in her opening address to …