AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Deep Dive into Northeast Asia:
Youth Opportunities: Empowering the Next Generation of Young Impact Makers

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)



Date & time

(GMT +8)

22 November 2022



22 November 2022


About this event

Deep Dive into Northeast Asia Webinar Series

Northeast Asian (NEA) markets have seen a proliferation of capital and innovation towards tackling increasingly complex urban social and environmental challenges. The complexity and similarity of issues faced by NEA markets, calls for greater collaboration and exchange of learning and insights on innovative tools and approaches to maximise impact. Join us in this webinar series as we deep dive into thematic areas relevant to the NEA and explore opportunities for collective growth and collaboration.

About this Webinar

To kick off the series, we will have our first webinar: “Youth Opportunities: Empowering the next generation of young impact makers”. This webinar will highlight youth opportunities in the region with a particular focus on Hong Kong and Mainland China, through an interactive discussion with platform builders and a young impact leader to inspire hope for the next generation.

Amanda Kee
Manager, Capital Mobilisation,


Amanda is a Manager in the Capital Mobilisation team at AVPN. She bridges knowledge and capital gaps across diverse stakeholders, including funders, capacity builders, and implementers on the ground. Most recently, she launched the Youth Opportunities Platform, in which funders and solutionists driving youth development can more efficiently find partners, resources, and collaboration opportunities to scale their impact.

Previously, Amanda was the Content Marketing Manager at AVPN. She supported the CEO across multiple fronts, including speaking engagements, media relations, and thought leadership. She also led the creation of diverse video, podcast, and blog series to advocate for funders’ key social issues. The AVPN blog increased its readership by more than 50% within a year under her content curation efforts.

Amanda is an English Literature graduate at the National University of Singapore and University Scholars’ Programme. She is also the author of local children’s book: The Runaway Who Became President, published in 2016. Amanda is a member of the management committee at her community preschool, which provides affordable early childhood education for low-income families. In her free time, she provides pro-bono digital marketing and events curation support to build the community in Jurong West, Singapore.

Tricia Kwong
Vice President, Group Strategic Marketing & Communications,
DBS Bank (Hong Kong)


Tricia Kwong is the Vice President of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications. She joined DBS in 2010 as a credit card marketing specialist and was subsequently appointed as the Lead of Corporate Social Responsibility and the HK representative of DBS Foundation in 2016.

Tricia is committed to supporting the development of social entrepreneurship to help address the pressing social issues in Hong Kong. Besides nurturing over local social enterprises through a variety of measures, Tricia is passionate about advocating social innovation that creates shared value for sustainability.

Tricia is a seasoned marketer with over 15 years of strategic marketing experiences. Prior to DBS, she worked in various international award-winning advertising agencies. Tricia holds a Bachelor of Communication degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Tiffany Fung
Impact Producer,
Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) and SONOVA


Tiffany Fung is an Impact Producer at Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) and SONOVA, the communication arm of SVhk.

She is dedicated to empowering next generation leaders and catalysing cross-sector partnerships to accelerate positive social change. This includes leading youth platforms such as Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po (an apprenticeship programme reimagining the intersections of work, life and community) and Asia Social Innovation Award (a regional platform supporting social entrepreneurs with innovation solutions). She has also worked with the Harbourfront Commission on developing cultural activities to increase public participation at the Wan Chai harbourfront.

Besides her work with youth and community, Tiffany also supports the creative direction of impact storytelling campaigns and curation of communication strategies for corporates, NGOs and community partners.

Previously, Tiffany worked as an independent art curator and with non-profit art organizations in New York. She obtained her B.A in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and M.A in Arts Politics at New York University.

Xueshan Zhang
President & Board Member,
SEED for Social Innovation


Xueshan Zhang is the president and board member of SEED for Social Innovation. She became SEED’s president and first full-time in 2017.

Started in Harvard as a student organization in 2012, SEED now is a non-profit based in China dedicated to empowering young Chinese social innovators through capacity building, acceleration, community network, thought leadership, and impact evaluation. The SEED community now has over 500 young impact leaders working on a variety of social issues, with diverse perspectives from social work, business, technology, art, academic, policy, etc..

Before joining SEED, Xueshan was a data scientist in Microsoft and then a research assistant in Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for a comparative study of Sino-US philanthropist donation. She worked in Ginkgo Foundation as the vice-president from 2020 to 2021. Xueshan received a Bachelor in Mathematics from Peking University and a Master in Data Science from Harvard. She was elected onto the Forbes “30 Under 30” China list in social enterprise in 2018.

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