Constellations AWARDS 2022

Collaborating for Social Impact

The winners will be announced on 21st June 2022.

Preview the AVPN Constellations Awards 2022 application form here

Introduction

The Constellations Awards celebrate the remarkable ways in which social investors across Asia collaborate to address the complex challenges of our times.

Asia is big, diverse, and complex – and so are its challenges. Our members meet those challenges by collaborating to pioneer solutions at scale.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us the cracks in economies and the social sector but the social investment sector has responded unflinchingly to the unfolding crisis in the short term, and is nurturing systemic solutions for the long run. Our members have established shared aims and harnessed the strengths of different stakeholders to meet the moment with imaginative action. The Constellations Awards 2022 celebrate the ingenuity and effectiveness of our members.

The projects we recognise in the Constellations Awards are inspiring, but more importantly, they are action-oriented. We seek to illuminate the ripples of positive impact they have triggered, share their game-changing point of view, and provide these projects new means of accessing capital.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Categories

The Constellations Award categories reflect the spectrum of global social and environmental issues that the Constellations projects can rally around:

Climate Action

Covers initiatives where the primary impact areas include and are not limited to championing climate solutions: Agriculture; Biodiversity; Climate Finance; Conservation; Environmental Security; ESG & Sustainability; Food Security & Food Waste; Low Carbon; Renewable Energy; Water Sanitation; and Recycling.

Economic Opportunities

Covers initiatives where the primary impact areas include and are not limited to: Livelihood & Poverty Alleviation; Education, Employability; Financial Inclusion; Affordable Housing; Ageing; and Arts & Culture.

Gender

Covers initiatives that improve outcomes for women and girls where the primary impact areas include and are not limited: Health and Safety; Education; Economic Empowerment; Women in Leadership; and Gender Justice.

Healthcare

Covers initiatives where the primary impact areas include and are not limited to: Healthcare; Nutrition; Sanitation & Hygiene; and Mental Health.

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People’s Choice

In addition to the 4 awards, the public has voted for its favourite, most inspirational project from among the finalists, and decided the one that should be given the platform to scale and reach much-needed communities.

MASTER JURY

The panel of judges

The independent panel of jury with distinguished backgrounds has evaluated this year’s Constellations submissions based on their potential to inspire real, positive, and bold transformations that are collaborative, actionable and scalable. This was evaluated against the following criteria: Strength of Collaboration; Impact Potential; Transformative Potential & Innovation; and Growth Potential.

Arnav Kapur

Global Lead - Philanthropic Partnerships, India and South Asia
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Gu Qing

Program Officer, China
Ford Foundation

Chris Addy

Managing Partner, Singapore Office
The Bridgespan Group

Wonyoung Kim

Executive Director
Crevisse Partners

Liza Green

Head, Corporate Citizenship
and Executive Director
Credit Suisse APAC Foundation,
Credit Suisse

Andrew Staples, PhD.

Regional Head, (APAC), Policy & Insights
Economist Impact

Veronica Colondam

Chair
AVPN
Founder & CEO
YCAB Foundation

Susan Afan

President
Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Andrew Staples, PhD.

Regional Head, (APAC), Policy & Insights
Economist Impact

what we're looking for

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY REVIEW

Once all applications have been submitted, we will comb them to check they are complete and all our questions have been answered. Our AVPN team will review everything and contact your nominated contact if we find anything missing. All applications must be fully completed in order to be considered by the judges.
EVALUATION CRITERIA

Before voting, consider these evaluation criteria:

Strength of Collaboration
Does the project draw on expertise from a number of sectors and demographic backgrounds?

Impact Potential
Does the project have a coherent plan for addressing a pressing problem in the Asia-Pacific?

Transformative Potential & Innovation
Does the project have new ideas, approaches, and technologies that are game-changing and future-oriented?

Growth Potential
Can the project be scaled up, or replicated successfully in different regions or markets?

Vote for your favourite entry today!

MASTER JURY


An independent panel of judges with distinguished backgrounds will assess the entries following rigorous criteria. They commit to doing this with integrity, objectivity, impartiality, avoidance of conflict of interest, and transparency.  


Where a judge or an assessor has a direct connection with an applicant organisation, they will excuse themselves from the assessment and evaluation of that organisation.


    • Arnav Kapur, Lead – Philanthropic Partnerships, India and South Asia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Gu Qing, Program Office, China, Ford Foundation
    • Chris Addy, Managing Partner, Boston Office, The Bridgespan Group
    • Wonyoung Kim, Executive Director, Crevisse Partners
    • Liza Green, Head, Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director, Credit Suisse APAC Foundation, Credit Suisse
    • Andrew Staples, PhD. , Regional Head, (APAC), Policy & Insights, Economist Impact
    • Veronica Colondam, Chair, AVPN and Founder & CEO, YCAB Foundation


The winners will be ratified by our master jury, and they will be announced at the AVPN Global Conference 2022.


APPLICATION


    1. Application deadline: 7 March 2022, 23:59 Singapore Time (GMT+8)
    2. Application should be submitted in English only and follow the requirements of the application form
    3. The application is free of charge
    4. Applicants must not submit any false documents or information and they must follow the requirements of the overview. If the provided information does not meet the requirements, AVPN reserves the right to decline the application. Should the investigation prove the information provided by any organisations to be false, they will be disqualified from the award.
    5. Information submitted by applications may be used in marketing, promotion, and media engagement by AVPN
    6. For AVPN’s data protection policy, please visit: https://avpn.asia/data-protection-policy/ 
    7. AVPN reserves the right to change any specifications
    8. For any queries, please contact: constellations@avpn.asia 

Preview the AVPN Constellations Awards 2022 application form here

5 COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS

Constellations Awards 2021 Winners

In 2021, we are proud to recognise 5 outstanding collaborative solutions that are addressing complex problems of our times.

5 collaborative solutions

In 2021, we are proud to recognise 5 outstanding collaborative solutions that are addressing complex problems of our times.

COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS

People's Choice Awards: Constellations 2022

The Constellations Awards 2022 celebrate the ingenuity and effectiveness of our members and the remarkable ways in which social investors across Asia collaborate to address the complex challenges of our times. These outstanding projects that we recognise in the Constellations Awards are inspiring, and more importantly, they are action-oriented. We seek to illuminate the ripples of positive impact they have triggered, share their game-changing point of view, and provide these projects new means of accessing capital.

commendable collaborative projects

Here are some of the more commendable collaborative projects.

Social Equality and Inclusion

winners

In 2022, we are proud to recognise 5 outstanding collaborative solutions that are addressing complex problems of our times.

FINALISTS

Finalists for People’s Choice Awards

The 12 finalists have been carefully selected by our panel of judges and the project with the maximum votes will be entitled to win the People's Choice Award 2022.

AVPN Constellations Awards

Discover the collaborative stories of our Constellations Awards winners