AVPN Webinar: Shifts in Chinese Private Sector Giving: Pandemic Philanthropy, China, and Technology

12 August 2020


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Since the start of the pandemic, Chinese philanthropists have donated over $250 million towards COVID-19 R&D-related initiatives. This includes funding for R&D around diagnostics, therapeutics as well as the coveted COVID-19 vaccine both within China and abroad. This wave of private donations to health R&D represents a new trend, which has the potential to reshape China’s philanthropic sector and contribute positively to collaborative international efforts.

Bridge Consulting, an AVPN member and a Beijing-based global health and development-focused consultancy, launched its inaugural report on philanthropy titled Pandemic Philanthropy: Exploring Chinese Donors’ Embrace of COVID-19 R&D Funding. To fill gaps in expertise for effective R&D, the Report identifies opportunities for international actors to collaborate locally.

Through the perspectives of a donor, grantee, and R&D expert, this webinar will seek to:

  • Share the highlights of the Report that can potentially influence funders’ funding directions
  • Explore how China’s research institutes, companies and foundations have contributed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Call for collaboration among international funders and explore partnership opportunities


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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