AVPN in Europe in November: EVPA Conference in Berlin, Brussels & London


Alfred Poon


This November, AVPN is organizing a first of its kind study tour to Europe – bringing a group of policy makers from Asia to not only study and learn from successful models of social investing in Europe, but also to learn from each other during the journey. Confirmed delegates come from Hong Kong, China, Japan, and India, and they will be visiting Berlin, Brussels and London. In each city, they will get to meet with government officials to hear about their experiences on collaborating with corporates and social organisations in order to bring social innovation to scale. This study trip on tri-sector collaboration will also bring the delegates to the 10th EVPA Conference in Berlin.

This tour programme has been jointly organised with BMW Foundation, EVPA and British Council.EVPA

Interestingly, the landmark conference will cover questions such as:

  • What will it take to achieve exponential growth in the European Venture Philanthropy sector in the next ten years?
  • How do we break down barriers to raising capital for social entrepreneurs and investors?
  • Are governments doing enough to stimulate social enterprise?

Bringing together European grant makers, investors, investees, VP organisations and experts from North and Southern Europe, the conference themed “Collaborating for Social Impact: the Next 10 Years” will be a platform to come together to discuss the future of the Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector.AVPN members get 50% off for the conference! Use our special code: PARTNER50 during registration. Find out more about the conference programme and speakers, plus register directly here.


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


Alfred Poon


Alfred Poon is Director of Digital Transformation of AVPN. He is a geek by nature, adman by passion, and holds a Masters in Nonprofit Communications from Indiana University. Alfred spends his time building communications infrastructure that brings people together. Prior to joining AVPN, Alfred has consulted for Social Purpose Organisations in over thirty countries, bringing his unconventional mix of nimble technology to enable data driven communications

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