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10 Opportunities to Build Resilience to Climate, COVID and Economic Crises in Asia

3 min read In June, a forest community in northern Thailand was awarded the prestigious Equator Prize by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). With some support from RECOFTC and our partners, the Wetland Forest Conservation Group of the village Boon Rueang convinced the government to conserve the largest wetland forest in the Ing River basin rather than develop a special economic zone. Since that momentous achievement, made through advocacy and dialogue, the Group has pioneered a community forestry model that is successfully protecting biodiversity, storing carbon, providing food and livelihoods, and enabling the community to preserve its identity and culture. This model even helped the community successfully weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Climate Action and Environment, Health

100% Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

By Saathi

Saathi manufactures 100% biodegradable and compostable all-natural sanitary pads from banana fiber. We create impact which affects women health , community and environment.

Gender, Health, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

5 Best Quotes Heard at #AVPN2019

4 min read Although AVPN Conference 2019 is over, the discussions and partnerships it inspired have just begun. During the Conference plenary sessions, delegates heard from influential experts who shared their experiences overcoming roadblocks, achieving milestones and pursuing future progress. Here are five key takeaways for philanthropists looking to achieve deeper impact in their work.

Health, Nutrition

A First-of-Its-Kind USD $1,500,000 Philanthropic Pooled Fund Created to Strengthen Healthcare Systems in Southeast Asia

Education, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

A Sneak Peek on the Latest Investments Made by Some of Our Members

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Employability, Health

A.T.E. Chandra Foundation

Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Education, Gender, Governance, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

a2i Resources

Innovation briefs and publications

Agriculture, Education, Employability, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Aavishkaar Venture Management Services

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Employability, Energy, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Abaca’s VIRAL Investment Readiness Scale

Toolkit for benchmarking the progress of organisations and establishes a common language to use between stakeholders

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Energy, Health

ABC World Asia Pte Ltd

Affordable Housing, Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Energy, Financial Inclusion, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

ABS CBN Foundation

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Accenture Development Partnerships

Addressing global complex social issues by utilizing Accenture’s capabilities

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

ACCESS Health International

ACCESS Health International is Singaporean-based nonprofit think tank, advisory group, knowledge and implementation partner to governments and private sector.

Ageing, Health

Access Health International – Knowledge Center

Knowledge Centre Focus: Aging & Health

Ageing, Health

Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Prime Minister’s Office

Access to Information (a2i) Programme’s ensures easy, affordable and reliable access to quality public services in Bangladesh.

Agriculture, Education, Employability, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Action Aid Publications & Reports

Range of publications and insight reports covering areas of women rights, climate justice, food and farming

Affordable Housing, Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

ActionAid International

Action Aid International help people fight poverty and injustice, making impact in agriculture, education, environment, health and land conservation sectors.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Health

Acumen Business Models for Social Impact

A course to build a business model to launch your social enterprise

Agriculture, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Acumen Courses

Online Courses

Agriculture, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Acumen Financial Modeling for the Social Sector

Build sustainable financial models to scale your impact

Agriculture, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Acumen Investments

Patient Capital, Early stage investments, Access to expertise and post-investment support

Agriculture, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

ADB Ventures

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Addressing Malnourishment in Children

By United Way Mumbai

Addresses malnourishment in children under 6 years of age through a PPP model of nutrition supplementation, growth monitoring, training of childcare workers and parents in Mumbai, India.

Health, Nutrition

Adolescent Empowerment (AEP)

By Breakthrough

Empowers adolescents in India through an advocacy programme that ensures equal rights and access to healthcare and education.

Education, Health

Adopt-a-School Development Project

By Haligi ng Bata, Inc. (Pillars for the Children)

HBI’s Adopt-a-School Project focuses on the total improvement of impoverished rural Philippine public schools and the improvement of the schooling children’s parents’ capacity to earn a more sufficient income.

Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

AgFunder Asia Pte Ltd

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Energy, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Governance, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

AI Based Remote Heart Monitoring Solution

By Huinno

Our solution enables medical professionals to monitor patients’ heart rhythms on a remote basis based on our wireless wearable devices and to diagnose arrhythmia more accurately with our AI analytics.

Ageing, Health

AI for Mental Health

By Wonder Technology

Empower smartphones to identify the voice biomarker of users’ psychological conditions, and support users with relaxation content. It is designed to benefit the mentally sub-healthy population.

Gender, Health

Air Pollution Protection & Education

By Smart Air 聪明空气(北京)科技有限公司

Smart Air is a clean air workshop program that teaches people how to protect themselves from air pollution. We target those living in cities in Asia, of whom 90% breathe polluted air on an ongoing basis.

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Health

Ajooni Impact and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG)

Focus on delivering, measuring and reporting impact.

Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Ajooni Impact Investment

Innovative financing and commercially viable market-based solutions

Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Alpha JWC Ventures

Agriculture, Education, Financial Inclusion, Health

ALSiSAR IMPACT PVT LTD

Affordable Housing, Ageing, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Employability, Energy, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Governance, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

ANGIN

ANGIN is the largest network of high-net-worth individuals in Indonesia who pool resources together to engage in early stage investment and mentoring.

Affordable Housing, Ageing, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Angin Ecosystem Knowledge

Data and Information to tackle the Indonesian Entrepreneurial Market

Affordable Housing, Ageing, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene