AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023





Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Myanmar - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
The amazing story of Myanmar is that despite great political turmoil (a nascent but unstable democracy) their economy is among the fastest growing in the world. It is no wonder Myanmar is attracting a lot of investment in stable times. An emerging market country driven by a hunger for innovation and growth, Myanmar is a key country to watch for progress in affordable sustainable investment.
Social impact investors however need to play a role to help stabilize democracy in such strife-torn countries. During the military dictatorship period subtlety is needed in how investors can influence the politics for the better. Real trade, importing into Myanmar, being a lot more important than speculative investment during these times.


Support deals in Myanmar

Support and scale high-impact solutions that have been endorsed by AVPN members throughout Myanmar.

HOT unifies global mapping volunteers who create and maintain free, open-source maps to support community development and humanitarian aid that enable faster and more effective response efforts.

Climate Action and Environment, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Prospect Burma is working to provide International Master’s degrees to eight young people who will drive change in key areas fundamental for the development of an enabling environment for social investment in Myanmar.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Issara Institute aims to end labour exploitation, including forced labour and human trafficking, by transforming the systems and behaviours perpetuating labour exploitation, and empowering rights-holders in Southeast Asia.

Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

We aim to ensure access to high quality, inclusive, and youth-centred life skills and financial literacy for all children and young people worldwide, especially to the most vulnerable.

Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to educate and empower women who will become skilled and innovative professionals, service-orientated leaders in their businesses and communities, and promoters of sustainable development in Asia.

Education, Gender

Ecozen is a technology company enabling the Farm-To-Fork value chain for perishables with 3 core offerings – Ecotron, Ecofrost & Eco-Connect, which work across the production, management, and marketing of perishable Agri commodities respectively. We are guided by a strong leadership team of professionals with expertise in Agri value-chain, sales, core engineering & IoT. We won multiple awards and accolades since its inception, such as the CII Innovation in Cold Chain Award 2017, FEDEX Small Business Grant 2018, Ashden Award 2018, and OGCCC Award 2019. Ecozen has a dedicated R&D team that has filed 10 patents to date and working on filing more in the future.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy

SolarHome is aiming to bring affordable, clean solar energy off-grid areas of Myanmar where low-income consumers can benefit from affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions.

Climate Action and Environment, Financial Inclusion, Gender

Solve Education! is providing underserved youth with an accessible and engaging mobile platform to improve their learning outcomes and employment prospects.

Education, Employability


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Building strategic social investment

Myanmar has a vibrant social investment community, helped by many ex-pats who see enormous growth potential in a formerly suppressed development nation. As well as agriculture, textiles and (extractive) mining are key industries that need some better protection and support from public and private investors. The rise of incubators and accelerators has helped in these efforts.


Connect with members

Andy Anett

Unreasonable Group, Regional Manager APAC

Giulia Zino

Proximity Designs, Head of Donor Relations at Proximity Designs

Michelle Kamau

KBZ, Head of Community Engagement and Social Purpose

Anastasia Howe

Conyat Create, Co-founder and Managing Director

Rita Sullivan

Impact Hub, angon, Funding and Partnership Development Adviser

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Myanmar’s social economy is transitioning to the growth stage, driven by collaborative philanthropy and creative approaches to social funding such as pooled CSR funds.


Let's create impact together

Connect with us now to know more about Myanmar’s social investment landscape

Prae Sunantaraks

Director, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia at AVPN

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