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AI Opportunity Fund:
Asia-Pacific

Empowering workers in Asia-Pacific for the AI-driven future while fostering inclusivity and readiness in the evolving economy.

Currently Accepting Expression of Interest until December 31, 2023

WITH SUPPORT FROM

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About The Fund

AVPN, in collaboration with Google.org and Asian Development Bank (ADB), will support workers across Asia Pacific who are most impacted by workforce transitions that are driven by AI. A diverse range of organisations including charitable nonprofits, public interest organisations, social enterprises, civic institutions, municipalities, labour unions, professional bodies and associations reaching these workers will be selected through an open call. Successful applicants will receive financial support and bespoke training based on foundational AI courses designed by Google and external partners.

Who We Are

AVPN is the largest network of social investors active in Asia, with over 600 diverse members across 33 markets. As an ecosystem builder, we enable collaborations between policy makers, family offices, foundations and the private sector to increase the impact & flow of capital deployed towards closing SDG gaps in Asia. Our mission is to catalyse the movement toward a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.

How It Works

The AI Opportunity Fund: Asia-Pacific is an AI skilling initiative designed to equip workers, especially those who need more support to upskill themselves, with the foundational AI knowledge and tools needed for long-term positive professional outcomes.

A wide range of organisations that reach those workers can apply for support, including trade unions and trade bodies, municipalities, nonprofits, and professional associations.

Successful applicants will receive funding, comprehensive training based on Google and external AI courses, and the option for additional tailored training aimed at supporting vulnerable workers.

Support Offered

Selected organisations of the AI Opportunity Fund: Asia-Pacific will gain access to a comprehensive range of support, including:

Funding

Bespoke training based on Foundational AI curriculum

Additional tailored training options aimed at reaching and
empowering vulnerable workers in the Asia Pacific region

Networking opportunities

We’re committed to preparing workers to be future-ready by equipping them with foundational AI knowledge and skills to increase their opportunities in an AI-powered economy.

Register Your Interest

If your organisation is interested in either equipping individuals and groups with AI training and resources or becoming a partner of this initiative, please register your interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

The AI Opportunity Fund: Asia-Pacific is a collaborative initiative between AVPN and Google.org aimed at supporting workers across the Asia Pacific region who are most affected by workforce transitions driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
A diverse range of organisations are eligible to apply for support, including charitable nonprofits, public interest organisations, social enterprises, civic institutions, municipalities, labour unions, professional bodies, and associations that reach out to and support workers impacted by AI-driven workforce transitions.

Organisations registered and operating in any market in the Asia Pacific region are eligible to apply.

Unfortunately, this fund is specifically targeted at organisations registered and operating in the APAC region.
Successful applicants will receive financial support and tailored training. The training is based on foundational AI courses designed by Google and external partners. This support aims to equip organisations with the resources and knowledge necessary to effectively address the challenges faced by workers in transitioning job markets.

Organisations are selected through an open call process. The selection is based on various criteria, including the organisation’s track record in supporting workers, the impact of their proposed initiatives, and their ability to effectively utilise the resources provided by the fund.

Organisations can apply for support by participating in the open call process. Details regarding the application process, including eligibility criteria and submission guidelines, will be made available on the AVPN website during the open call period.

The open call period will take place later this year and once you have indicated the Expression of Interest, you will receive further updates when the timeline is available.

At this stage, aside from the online form for expression of interest, no other supporting documents are required.

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