AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN Collaborating for Impact: The Role of Private Sector in Achieving The SDGs

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Vites Samosorn, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand



Date & time

28 November 2018



28 November 2018


About this event

To achieve the 17 global goals, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimated that it will take between US$5 to 7 trillion, with an investment gap in developing countries of about $2.5 trillion. The private sector, in particular, could have a key role in mobilizing resources to finance the missing gap, and provide in-kind support to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of frontline organizations to deliver impact.

This forum is designated to share lessons learned among policymakers, development partners, and social investors across Asia-Pacific in mobilizing collaborative impact capital and innovation to address global development challenges.

The 2-hour interactive, world cafe session aims to:

  • Hear from 17 diverse case-studies, featuring high-impact multi-sector partnerships, social purpose organizations, and further opportunities for social investment;
  • Facilitate cross-border/sector knowledge exchange on the SDGs;
  • Encourage interaction and strengthen networks across AVPN members, policy makers and social purpose organizations.
17.30-18.00 Registration
18.00-18.05 Welcoming Remarks by Mrs. Kanchana Patarachoke, Director-General,
Department of International Organizations, MFA Thailand
18.05-18.10 Remarks by Ms. Dierde Boyd, UN Resident Coordinator and
UNDP Representative to Thailand
18.10-18.25 Special Remarks by Mr. Pita Limjaroenrat,
Co-Founder, CEO Agrifood Co.Ltd
18.25-19.25 Introducing Social Innovation cases
(World Café Method)
15 Minutes-4 rounds
19.25-19.35 Wrap-Up Session
19.35-20.00 Interactive Networking / Cocktail Reception

(Transportation will be provided from UNCC to MFA at 17.30 hrs.)

As a follow-up to this event, the co-organizers will select organizations/partnerships presented, write case studies of collaboration, publish and distribute the publication among the international development community in 2019.

Kanchana Patarachoke
MFA Department of International Organizations

Kanchana also serves as chairperson of Thailand’s Taskforce to prepare a report on Thailand’s progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also chairs the Open-Ended Working Group between Civil Society Organizations, and Government Agencies on SDGs. Kanchana’s daily works cover extensive issues, ranging from human rights, sustainable development to peace and security.

Kanchana graduated from the School of Foreign Service(BS), Georgetown University, and University of Chicago (MA). She also attended Senior Executive Fellow Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and the Leadership for Senior Executives Program, Harvard Business School. Kanchana is also a 2018 Policy Fellow of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).

Pita Limjaroenrat
Co-Founder, CEO,
Agrifood Co.Ltd

Agrifood Co., Ltd. is the third largest rice bran oil producer in ASEAN. Previously, Pita was the Executive Director of Grab Thailand, responsible for providing strategic guidance in leveraging business efficiency and strong collaboration with all relevant stakeholders with the goal to bring betterment to the community of driver-partners, passengers as well as to society. At the age of only 25, he became a successful tycoon. He was awarded APEA Entrepreneur of the year 2015 for Thailand. Prior to joining Grab Thailand, Pita had served as National Economic Development officer under Dr. Suvit Maecinsee, Minister of Prime Minister’s office in 2006, Assistant to the Thai Government’s Foreign Affairs Committee from 2013 – 2014 and an Advisor to the Industry Minister from 2012 – 2013. In the private sector, he worked at Merrill Lynch Phatra and Boston Consulting Group.


17 organizations/partnerships presented will showcase

  • Non-profit and social enterprises as another key sustainable development actors
  • Multi-sectoral partnership as a catalyst for positive social changes
  • Opportunities for philanthropy and social investment to achieve SDGs
Civil society organization Website / Facebook Page
1 Luuk Rieang https://www.facebook.com/luukrieang/
2 Right to Play http://righttoplay.or.th/en/
3 UNICEF https://www.facebook.com/unicefthailand/
4 Buddy Home Care https://www.facebook.com/BuddyHomeCare/
5 Association of Korean Local Governments for Social Economy and Solidarity http://www.gsef-net.org/en/node/927
6 PTT https://youtu.be/6QfTEgPvUN0
7 Hand Enterprise https://www.facebook.com/mustshareofficial/
8 Local Alike https://www.facebook.com/LocalAlike/
9 Toolmorrow https://www.facebook.com/Toolmorrow/
10 Folkcharm https://www.facebook.com/folkcharm/
11 Opendream https://www.facebook.com/safesexnaja/
12 Urbie https://www.facebook.com/URBIE.TU
13 Handup Network https://www.facebook.com/HandUpVolunteer
14 TP Solution
15 Klong Dinsor https://www.facebook.com/Klongdinsor
16 Trawell/Mayday https://www.facebook.com/maydaySATARANA/
17 Refill Station https://www.facebook.com/refillstationbkk/


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