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While formal collaborations between the public and private sectors are now commonplace in aid and development projects, public-private partnerships should also adopt a people-centered approach where people are represented through civil society organizations.

This article is a preview to the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, held in Hong Kong from September 4-7, 2017.

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Amanda Kee Amanda Kee

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There is a problematic disconnect between global advocacy conversations and efforts on the ground.

In order to make systemic improvements, AVPN members have adopted 1 of these 3 strategies to become more action-oriented.

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Anh Nguyen Anh Nguyen

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What initiatives should be in place to empower funders and resource providers to bridge the “valley of death” that Small, Medium Enterprises face?

Stay tuned for AVPN’s research, as we bring recommendations for social investors and policymakers to grow the social economy.

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Sriven Naidu Sriven Naidu

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Through a personal story on code switching, in other words, the ability to communicate effectively in different cultural contexts, Naidu highlights the importance of codeswitching in collaboration to harness the potential of diversity.

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Nisha Dutt Nisha Dutt

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AVPN chatted with Intellecap’s CEO Nisha Dutt to find out how Intellecap’s strategic collaborations and initiatives have empowered women.

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Tristan Ace Tristan Ace

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Find out how different approaches adopted by the Hong Kong, Korea, and Malaysia’s government can create the right conditions for maximum social innovation.

This article is a preview to the Asia Policy Forum 2017, a convening platform for social impact leaders and policymakers across different countries to share lessons and build, not just the social economy, but a new economic system.

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David Soukhasing David Soukhasing

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In March 2017, OJK (The Indonesian financial centre), UNDP and AGNIN (Angel Investment Network Indonesia) hosted the largest impact investment and social finance event in Indonesia.

Glean key highlights of UNDP’s research on the social finance ecosystem in Indonesia and how social investors can play a key role in improving access to social finance.

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Caroline McLaughlin Caroline McLaughlin

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Goal 6 in the Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure access to water and and sanitation for all.

Find out what are the key barriers to equitable access to sanitation, and how AVPN members are combatting sanitation issues in Asia.

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By adapting the concept of VfM (value for money) to human rights based organisations, ActionAid assesses how much value a programme has generated through the communities’ perspectives.

Find out how the VfM can empower stakeholders while encouraging critical reflections on work done.

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Anh Nguyen Anh Nguyen

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We draw 3 key takeaways from AVPN member Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation’s approach to grow a vibrant social innovation culture in East Asia.

As “Collaborating for Impact” is a key theme for the AVPN Conference 2017, here are a few examples of multi-sector collaborations within the social investment landscape.

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Jeannette Gurung Jeannette Gurung

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Despite Nepal’s long history of forest conservation, women’s contributions have been largely ignored.

Jeannette Gurung asserts that closing the gender gap will not only foster sustainable development but also boost the economy by USD 12 trillion.

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Patti Chu Patti Chu

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To build partnerships to increase the flow of giving between Europe and Asia, The King Baudouin’s Foundation (KBF), the largest foundation in Belgium had its first roadshow in Asia.

Glean key findings drawn from our members from Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore on cross border philanthropy.

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