AVPN Conference 2016 now open for Member Registration!


Stacey Choe


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Dear AVPN members,

The 2016 Annual Conference, which will fall on 23rd to 25th May 2016, is now open for members’ registration! We are expecting another great event as we travel to Hong Kong from Singapore, to reflect our Asian membership. Please write to us at [email protected] to claim your 2 free tickets, please also refer to Registration page for full details on the conference tickets.

We are still confirming our line-up of speakers, who will include expert practitioners, philanthropists sharing their own journeys, government representatives, and other leaders in the sector continuing our tradition of knowledge sharing and exchanging of experiences and lessons learnt. Our confirmed speakers include:

Cliff Prior, UnLtd UK, & Big Society Capital    Cliff Prior photo

Paul Carttar




 Paul Carttar, Former Director, US Social Innovation Fund


In 2016, we are looking to discuss “How has Social Investing Impacted Asia?” Our conference is now into its 4th year, and we are taking stock of the social investing market in the past years from when it was just a concept in Asia. Has there been real progress? Has the needle really moved? Is there a market here for all stakeholders? What else needs to be done? We will review these questions through our country sharing sessions by members, break-outs on key issues in Asia, and the Investment Showcase that will feature members’ successful investments.

Watch out for the line-up of speakers and updated content as we approach the conference date. Non-member registration will start from 15th January 2016 for Early Bird tickets. In the meantime, please do check back to the conference website or regular updates.

Look forward to see you in Hong Kong! Please check http://2016.avpn.asia/ for full details.


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training


Stacey Choe

COO at Asia Philanthropy Circle

Stacey is COO at the Asia Philanthropy Circle, working with leading Asian philanthropists on furthering their strategic philanthropy in the region. She served as the Membership Services Director at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network for 4 years before her last role as Director of Policy Engagement. Prior to joining AVPN, she had 8 years of experience in marketing communications, events management, market research and strategy. She spent three years in China as the marketing director of a boutique Italian consulting company. In Singapore she was responsible for regional incentive and rewards programmes in Intel Corporation, and before that, Stacey worked in the government sector on nationwide campaigns relating to social cohesion and national identity. Stacey holds an MA in Social Anthropology of Development from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in Political Science and English Literature from the National University of Singapore. She has varied interests in social, political and community development, and has also co-founded a Lean In chapter for professional women in Singapore.

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