Special Discount for AVPN Members to Philanthropy in Asia Summit


Alfred Poon


Beneath the unprecedented prosperity in Asia lies unsettling complex issues that continue to shape the landscape of our region. We need multi-faceted, impactful solutions to these issues. AVPN members embody this spirit of innovation in their philanthropy – and we are pleased to partner with Singapore’s National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in the upcoming Philanthropy In Asia Summit 2014. First convened in 2012, PIA is a bi-annual event co-organised by the Global Philanthropy Forum (USA), and the Community Foundation of Singapore. This year, the Summit will happen on 20-21 October 2014 in Singapore – aptly locating it in the Old Parliament House, where a young nation was born. This invitation-only event has an exciting programme that will convene leading philanthropy representatives from private, public and policy spheres. Over 2 days, Asia-based funders are challenged to think how their philanthropy can be collaborative, transparent and innovative; they can dive deeper into the role they play in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, fighting Human Trafficking, Pollution, an Ageing Population, and a globalised diaspora community. This year’s regional and global speaker highlights include Dr Tahir from the Mayapada Group, a Giving Pledge Signor and a Forbes’ Hero of Philanthropy; experts from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; virtual engagement experts from Twitter (Asia Pacific) and social innovation from Microsoft (Asia Pacific); transparency experts from the China Foundation Centre and next-generation perspective from Nexus Asia. Partners like Singapore’s Committee for UNWomen will bring fresh perspective to old problems, while the Committee that Encourages Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) will bring their global corporate giving benchmark survey to Asia for the first time. Other notable philanthropists speaking include Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Veronica Colondam, and Audette Exel. Stay tuned for more exciting speakers. With only a limited number of seats per organisation, register now with your interest to ensure you receive an invitation! AVPN members will receive a significant discount of 50% on the registration fee (S$425 value)!

Philanthropy in Asia Summit 2014

Secretariat Office, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Singapore

Contact person: Ms Esther Tan | Telephone: +65 6550 9588 | Email: [email protected]


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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