Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Thailand - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
A middle-income country with strong collective values and proud history of independence, Thailand is an emerging economy, heavily export-dependent, with exports accounting for more than two-thirds of gross domestic product (GDP). Thailand is a pivotal market in SEA owing to the concentration of multinationals in Bangkok. It is a hub for investment companies and NGO’s in SEA. Famous for tourism and hospitality, Thailand has difficulties ahead for sustainable tourism and reducing harm to the environment and could sustain more healthy domestic tourism.


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

Steps Social Enterprise is working on providing access to appropriate and meaningful vocational training for the neurodivergent community in Thailand

Education, Employability

Compassionate Communities: Strengthening Community End-of-life Care in Thailand

By Compassionate Community Research and Development Institution Foundation

Compassionate Communities aims to educate communities in Thailand about life and death, better preparing individuals for situations involving death, loss, and care.

Ageing, Education, Health

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

Care and Medical Equipment for Elderly Individuals in Thailand

By Help Without Frontiers Thailand Foundation

The forOldy project aims to provide community care and access to second-hand medical equipment for elderly individuals in Thailand to increase their quality of life.

Ageing, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Ocean Material Group works to prevent ocean plastic pollution through an impactful solutions platform for circular materials, upstream solutions like infrastructure and educational projects, and its network of stakeholders committed to ending ocean plastic pollution.

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Ooca works to eliminate stigmatization associated with mental health conditions and to provide people with direct access to mental health professionals through online mental health platforms and video-call counseling services.


Mapsea Corp.’s job matching platform SEASON is a specialised marine recruitment platform, utilising technology to link marine jobs to the right talent. The returns generated will be directed towards building a marine forest.


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


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Building strategic social investment

Thailand has a strong export and agricultural sector, and growing social investment markets, ranked first in healthcare in Southeast Asia, and with many social enterprises operating at scale. They have invested in a good healthcare system which showed resilience in the face of COVID-19.


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Olaf Tchongkrak

UNHCR, Regional Manager for Private Partnerships and Philanthropy

Niall O'Connor

SEI, Director, Asia

Savinda Ranathunga

UNDP, Regional Youth Project Manager

Brad Denig

AWR Lloyd, Managing Director - Innovation & Sustainability

Sunit Shrestha

ChangeFusion, Managing Director

Hoa Piyaka

EWS, Senior Strategy Adviser

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Building strategic social investment

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


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Prae Sunantaraks

Mekong Region Director at AVPN