AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023



South Asia


Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in South Asia - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
A region driven by religious values, South Asia is fast becoming a hub for responsible investment. Its drive for innovation continues to underpin its emerging social investment market.


Support deals in South Asia

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

Cool Australia creates digital education resources supporting 210,000 educators. We exist so students grow up in a happy, healthy and just society.


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

Shelter Associates (SA) a non-profit collective founded by architects, has provided low-cost data-driven Housing and sanitation solutions to 5 lakh slum-dwellers in India.

Affordable Housing, Gender, Governance, Health, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Community Sports Program (CSP)

By Pro Sport Development

The CSP uses sport and physical activity in school settings in Odisha, India to aid the holistic development of young people from marginalized communities and empower them as gender-sensitive leaders.

Education, Gender, Health

Family strengthening for holistic development of children and youth in difficult circumstances. Group homes for children without parental care, family strengthening, skilling, education, employability

Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation


By LK Domain Registry

“Hithawathi” (Your Confidante) is a social empowerment initiative driven by Lanka Domain Registry, aimed at promoting cyber safety in Sri Lanka, with a particular focus on females and children.

Education, Gender

Connecting Rural Schools & Hospitals

By Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd

To connect another 750 critical sites and vulnerable communities (such as schools and hospitals) over 3 years that do not have the resources on their own to get Internet access set up.

Education, Health

Through this project, we remove victims from situations of human trafficking and other forms of abuse & exploitation to safe and secure spaces facilitating their development to the fullest potential.

Gender, Governance, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation


Get more insights about South Asia

Case Studies

Check out the latest portfolio management and achievements from different origanisations.


Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.


Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage from sources all around the world.

MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

The impact eco-system in South Asia is rapidly evolving with diverse collaborations and instruments like pooled funds, blended finance models,and unrestricted funding becoming the new normal.


Connect with members

Shachi Kaul

RBL Bank

Amit Chandra

ATE Chandra Foundation

Sudhir Sethi


Pratima Harite

Lenovo Foundation

Manjula Singh


Market focus

Building strategic social investment

South Asia’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 South Asia's social investment landscape

Lavanya Jayaram

Executive Director, South Asia at AVPN

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