AVPN Develops the Vp Market in Taiwan

08 October 2015


Kang Fei Wong


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In early September, AVPN was in Taipei to further understand the social enterprise sector and the philanthropy landscape in Taiwan. AVPN met with various government agencies promoting the social enterprise space including the workforce development agency and the ministry of economic affairs. We also conducted a series of workshops on venture philanthropy.

We held a workshop on “What is venture philanthropy and how to get started?” during the inaugural Strategic CSR Conference organized by our member the Foundation for Talented Youth in collaboration with the Global Shapers Taiwan chapter.

We held another workshop for a group of 15-20 organizations at the newly opened SE Hub in Taipei on venture philanthropy trends in the Asian region. The workshop was facilitated by our member B-Current Impact Investment, the first impact investment fund in Taiwan. Participants came from various different sectors and walks of life: impact investors, incubators, entrepreneurs, corporates, financial sector and academia. This workshop became the first group gathering of participants interested in the venture philanthropy space.

AVPN hopes to be able to catalyse the venture philanthropy movement in Taiwan. Our next trip to Taiwan will be in early December and we will be conducting a series of workshops on capacity building.




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


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