AVPN Webinar: A Gender Lens Response to COVID-19 Funding & Philanthropy


Data has shown that women and girls across Asia and the globe are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Whether it is the exacerbated burdens of unpaid care work on women and girls, or the increasing rates of gender-based violence during quarantine, the gendered impacts of the current pandemic requires an urgent response from funders and philanthropists.

The webinar’s speakers shared their insights from working with grantees as a foundation, building gender lens investing strategies, and leading community-centered programs to amplify the voices of women and girls.

Key Takeaways:

  • The unique challenges faced by women and girls amidst COVID-19
  • How gender funders and other philanthropists can respond to these challenges
  • How funders can work together with their grantees to address gendered impacts not only during COVID-19, but also in the recovery process after


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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