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Thank you for making the AVPN Conference a great success for social impact!

14 May 2013

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340 delegates72 speakers31 countries18 sessions4 workshops2 days1 GREAT CONFERENCE!

Thank you to all who attended and helped make the conference such a huge success! We were overbooked 6 weeks before the conference and had to turn away many who were so keen to participate.Many of you have requested a copy of the slides used by the speakers at the conference. These can be viewed on the AVPN Conference website: click on “Conference Program” and then browse to the specific session of interest and click on the session name to pull up the details; you will find the slides attached below the session description. The videos, session reports and photographs are now already up to. View everything on the conference website: www.avpn2013.comClick below to watch the conference overview video:

The AVPN team would very much like to hear your feedback on the event. Thanks to those who submitted their feedback forms. If you did not have a chance to do this at the event, you can send us feedback through this simple online survey.One of AVPN’s primary missions is to build bridges between the different silos that make up this eco-system, and we are happy to have achieved that at our conference. We saw an excellent quality mix from foundations, family offices, private equity firms, private banks, government agencies, universities and many other stakeholders in the social investment sector. Just as importantly, our conference attendees included not only providers of financial capital, but also resource providers in terms of human and intellectual capital. This conference has proven to be a successful platform in bringing together philanthropy and social investment – the dialogue and learning from US, Europe, and across Asia will no doubt help.Lastly, we need to thank our wonderful partners again – without whom this would not have been possible at all. Our deepest appreciation to Lien Centre for Social Innovation, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, and to all our marketing partners, sponsors and supporters. We appreciated very much the speakers who provided such meaningful content. Speakers came from 16-18 countries, some traveling for over 20 hours, to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for developing the the VP / social investment market in Asia.We need engagement from all of you; tell us what you liked, how we can help you, and very importantly, how we can improve next year’s conference. We will ask you this again in 6 months, as you see your needs evolve/change. We hope to see you at next year’s conference – and please sign up early to avoid last minute disappointments! Additionally we are planning various workshops and webinars over the next 12 months and you will see these under the events section of the AVPN website.

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A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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