Open Call for Application Session APAC Sustainability Seed Fund: Leveraging Technology to Combat Climate Change


The Asia Pacific region, especially low lying and small island countries, is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change such as extreme precipitation events, heat waves, rising sea levels, and loss of biodiversity. The APAC Sustainability Seed Fund is a new landmark initiative catalyzed by AVPN with the support of Google.org and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the strategic and outreach partner of the fund, that aims to accelerate sustainability in Asia Pacific.

This USD $3M fund will provide funding opportunities to support innovative solutions led by non-profit organisations in combating climate change and driving sustainable development across the Asia Pacific region. The fund will help to scale up initiatives and solutions that help vulnerable and underserved communities in eleven (11) markets – Australia, India, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong – to adapt and mitigate the detrimental effects of climate change.

The fund will provide grants to support scaling up non-profit innovations in the following areas:

  • Increasing access to renewable energy/decarbonisation efforts
  • Adaptation to the effects of climate change
  • Biodiversity protection
  • Water preservation
  • Circular economy
  • Air quality
  • Waste management

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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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