Best Practices in Funding Under-Supported Youth Interventions for Systems Change


The silver lining is that many funders are finally starting to recognise that mental health in Asia must become a top priority for youth development.

Yet, there is still a lack of long-term capital flowing into emerging fields such as mental wellbeing and social-emotional learning. Often deemed separate from mainstream education and healthcare interventions, these intersectional solutions often do not have the resources to keep up with the growing demand for such support.

What does it take to support and scale youth development solutions in under-supported need areas?

In this interactive virtual roundtable, AVPN invited funders, resource providers, and youth solutionists:

  • Surfaced funding and infrastructural barriers facing organisations who are delivering systemic solutions for youths
  • Shared best practices and engagement pathways to engage in long-term, youth development
  • Identified actionable steps to improve existing practices, both for funders and youth solutionists


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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