Asia Gender Equality Fund: Open Call for Applications Info Session


AVPN has launched the Call for application for the Asia Gender Equality Fund, an ambitious fund to raise and deploy USD $ 25 million for the next five years, to support women’s economic empowerment across Asia. By bringing together funders with a mission to address the challenges in gender equality amongst the most vulnerable communities in Asia, the fund will support local nonprofit organisations that are spearheading Initiatives aimed towards improving the economic outcomes of women and girls in marginalised and underserved communities across key markets of Asia.

The fund will help to scale up initiatives and solutions that help communities in twelve (12) priority markets – Japan, South Korea, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and India – to empower women-led and women-focused impact organisations.

Key impact areas that we are looking at, but not limited to:

  • Decent work opportunities for women
  • Women’s entrepreneurship
  • Digital inclusion
  • Financial inclusion
  • Vocational and life skills acquisition
  • Access to markets
  • Access to education
  • Access to affordable child and elderly care


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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