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Information Session: Moving Philanthropic Capital to Advance Gender Equality in Asia

11 November 2022

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Girls and women are among the most vulnerable and underserved groups in Asia. While they are the most impacted communities by climate-related disasters, pandemic, wars, and any other turbulences, the deep-rooted gender bias and discrimination often hinders them to gain support and opportunity to build their livelihoods. The recent pandemic has exacerbated this gender inequality, during which millions of women lost their employment and struggled to get their jobs back.

With women and girls being strong drivers of economic growth in South Asia and Southeast Asia through their small medium entrepreneurship, more must be done to reduce this inequality. Furthermore, globally up to USD $160.2 trillion economic costs are caused by gender inequality. So much loss of potential by not doing anything to address gender inequality.

We must stop this loss and claim the potential 12% increase of economic growth in Asia Pacific by advancing gender equality. To achieve this, an orchestratic capital movement is needed to support initiatives and solutions to drive women’s economic empowerment.

AVPN is calling philanthropic leaders, corporates, and foundations to join forces and collaborate to advance gender equality in Asia Pacific through the Asia Gender Equality Fund. Through this fund, AVPN aims to raise and deploy up to USD $25 million to improve economic outcomes for girls and women in Asia.

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References

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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We see social investment as a continuum that encompasses everything from philanthropy and venture philanthropy to impact investing, CSR and sustainable investment. We call this the “Continuum of Capital”.

We see social investment as a continuum that encompasses everything from philanthropy and venture philanthropy to impact investing, CSR and sustainable investment. We call this the “Continuum of Capital”.

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