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Aritra aims to build a team of visionaries who will be the next-gen value-driven leaders. As Shamik Trehan, CEO Dr Reddy’s Foundation succinctly sums up, “In a rapidly changing ecosystem, there is imminent need for dynamic senior leaders to take over the reins to ensure sustainability of the social sector organizations and we hope Aritra will address this gap.”

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Emilie Röell Emilie Röell

At the Myanmar Speakers Series on 2 August 2017, questions relating to the human capital gaps in Myanmar, the strengths and promising initiatives that already exist, and the possible next steps were the main topics raised during the 4-hour discussion.

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Martina Mettgenberg-Lemiere Martina Mettgenberg-Lemiere

While efforts are gathering steam, much more can be done to tackle India’s educational gaps at a meaningful scale. A mapping of existing interventions and funding landscape would be a useful starting point for this endeavour.

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Madhu Kalra Madhu Kalra

Save the Children has collaborated with various organisations to target multiple aspects of childhood issues.

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Audrey Herberger Audrey Herberger

We have seen members and SPOs making strides to improve the quality of the education sector through creative collaborations with various stakeholders. Here are 3 key insights on how members and SPOs have focused on different key stakeholders to empowered the entire ecosystem.

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Tris Lumley Tris Lumley

Tris Lumley together with four other panellists discussed about the huge synergies between the technology sector and social sector, and the potential roles technology can play in delivering social impact.

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Microfinance is an effective tool to increase access to capital for low-income populations, which often lack adequate shelter. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are increasingly focusing on offering products beyond business loans that help people realize their dreams and improve their quality of life.

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Audrey Herberger Audrey Herberger

Education was one of the most pertinent themes at the AVPN Conference 2017, highlighting innovations, challenges and lessons learned in the space from philanthropy and social investing’s perspectives.

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Amanda Kee Amanda Kee

The Social Investment Landscape Report is a resource for social investors assessing opportunities for collaborations, and maximising impact in new markets or initiatives. The Knowledge Centre Team profiled 14 Asian social economies spanning North, South, and Southeast Asia before presenting key societal needs, existing initiatives and prominent players in the ecosystem for each social economy.

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

The 2017 annual summit, centred around “Collaborative Policies to Enhance the Social Economy”, brought together 89 policymakers and practitioners from 21 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe as well as the US, hosted in the UN Conference Center for the first time.

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Amala Balakrishner

30 Social Purpose Orgnisations (SPOs) pitched in six concurrent sessions that covered issues on responsible consumerism, entrepreneurship and training, environment and conservation, empowerment through technology, social inclusion and education.

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Audrey Herberger Audrey Herberger

At the AVPN 2017 Conference in Bangkok, a diverse panel of experienced practitioners were brought together to discuss benefits, impact, and different models of skills-based volunteering.

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