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AVPN COVID-19 Webinar Series: Philanthropy’s response to COVID-19 across North Asia

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Singapore and Online

Date & time

07 April 2020



07 April 2020


About this event

AVPN COVID-19 Webinar Series
Philanthropy’s response to COVID-19 across North Asia

7th April 2020, Tuesday
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm SGT

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COVID-19 started its spread in Asia as we entered into the new decade. Since then, it has become a global pandemic. In response to the constantly evolving situation, grantmakers have been collectively scaling innovative and impactful solutions to mitigate the impact of the virus.

Join this webinar to learn about the philanthropic efforts that AVPN members in China and Hong Kong have undertaken. The virtual convening aims to:

  • Explore the diverse roles that grantmakers in the region can play to address the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Share examples of how they have responded to the outbreak, ranging from preparedness, response and mitigation;
  • Hear from voices on-the-ground and discuss how best to address upcoming challenges and reduce post-outbreak implications.

This webinar is part of a series organised by AVPN to showcase how a wide range of stakeholders comprising grantmakers, impact investors and corporations can respond to the global pandemic effectively.

For enquires, please contact Amy Lim at [email protected].

AVPN CEO and Chairwoman, Naina Subberwal Batra, will be kicking-off the first of the network’s COVID-19 Webinar Series with an opening address.
Harvey Koh (Moderator)
Managing Director, FSG

Harvey Koh brings over two decades of experience across strategy consulting, philanthropy, impact investing, and global development, and is co-leader of the Inclusive Markets approach area at FSG. Based in London, Harvey focuses on working with investors, donors, and companies to build more inclusive markets that benefit poor and marginalized communities. He has worked on developing and scaling new business models in a range of sectors including housing, water, health care, energy, and agribusiness across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Harvey is also active in impact investing where his focus has been on ensuring alignment between demand and supply in the impact capital market as it grows.

Yanni Peng
CEO, Narada Foundation

Yanni Peng has over 20 years of experience in the field of non-profit management, social enterprise and social investment, and public services to vulnerable groups. She is CEO of Narada Foundation which is a leading grant-making foundation based in Beijing. As a member of the strategy committee of the Board of Directors, she was involved in developing Narada Foundation’s 2017-2019 strategy. She sits on the boards of a few non-profit organizations including China Foundation Center, China Foundation Forum, China Donors Roundtable, China Social Enterprise and Investment Forum, China Alliance for Fundraising Professionals and New Citizens Center.

She holds a master degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from London School of Economics and a Bachelor degree in Business Management from Renmin University of China.

Leong Cheung
Executive Director, Charities & Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Leong Cheung has been the Executive Director of Charities and Community at HKJC since 2014. In this capacity, he is also the co-chair of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Prior to joining the Club, his previous roles include being the Operating Partner with Bain Capital, Managing Director of Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at Esquel Group, founder and CEO of an education focused Internet venture, and a senior consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Leong is also co-founder and chairman of an innovative social enterprise, RunOurCity. He currently serves on the Elderly Commission and the Community Care Fund task force under the Commission on Poverty of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. He is a Director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Leong has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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