A unique 12-month fellowship where select policymakers and their partners are supported to engage financial, human and intellectual capital for greater impact.

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About Asia Policy Forum

A collaborative effort that offers a convening platform, a community of champions of the social economy and practical learning opportunities to support governments, policymakers and policy influencers for the social economy to flourish. Discover more

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

For AVPN Members

Nominate a Policy Fellow

Write to policy@avpn.asia to nominate a policymaker in your market

For SPOs

Seek Opportunities on APFx

Take action to partner Policy Fellows on their policy initiatives on APFx through the platform

Policy Leadership Lab Brochure

BENEFITS FROM POLICY LEADERSHIP LAB


INVITATION TO MEMBER EVENTS

Invitation to local member-exclusive convenings and signature events like AVPN Conference, South Asia Summit, Southeast Asia Summit, and their policy forums.


CONSULTATION SUPPORT

Deep dive into policy initiatives with AVPN Policy Team, and support for up to 2 physical or virtual consultations for the Policy Fellow to engage with curated list of members.


APFx LISTING AND OUTREACH

Policy initiatives are listed on APFx, which connects AVPN members to public-private collaboration opportunities, and presented in related platforms and communications


EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES

Access to member-login content on AVPN Insights, Deal Share Platform, Market Updates and partner activities and resources.

Policy Leadership Lab Footprint

  • Unique Fellows To Date 18
  • Markets 12
  • Women Leaders 61%

Highlights from APF 2018

 

FELLOW PROFILE

SELECTION OF FELLOWS OR ALUMNI


Fadjar Hutomo (2018-9)
Deputy Chairman of Financial Access
BEKRAF – Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy

Full biography

POLICY INITIATIVE
Creative Economy and Impact in Indonesia: Investments, Business Models and Beyond


Melanie Mole├▒o (2019-20)
Director, Inclusive Business Unit
Board of Investments (BOI), Philippines

Full biography

POLICY INITIATIVE
Developing Inclusive Business (IB) Policy in the Philippines


Ruchi Mathur (2019-20)
CEO
Pune City Connect, India

Full biography

POLICY INITIATIVE
The Lighthouses of Pune: Sustainable Livelihood for Urban Disadvantaged Youth

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POLICY FELLOWS EXPERIENCE 4-STEP PROCESS OVER 12 MONTHS


Deep Consultations 

  • Understand its context and define the gaps and challenges that the initiative hopes to address

Identify Relevant Stakeholders

  • Identify stakeholders that can mentor, offer technical support, sector expertise or financial support to the policy initiative
  • Draw on AVPN membership, the largest social and impact investment community in Asia

Executive Virtual Labs

  • The Virtual Lab is a digital opportunity for relevant stakeholders to help policymakers workshop solutions towards realising policy initiative objectives
  • Up to 2 Virtual Labs per programme cycle

Ecosystem Engagement

  • Progress from Virtual Lab sessions are shared with wider AVPN social and impact investment community, gaining insights from private-policy engagement and inviting more interest for partnerships