Going to the AVPN Conference 2015?

The AVPN Conference 2015 will bring together venture philanthropy and social investing leaders and active supporters from Asia, North America and Europe. The conference will promote shared learning, best practices and active networking across diverse sectors to build a vibrant and high impact venture philanthropy community in Asia.

This year, the AVPN Conference will deep dive into five focus areas: Pre-deal processes; Capacity building of social organizations; Impact assessment, Portfolio management and Multi-sector collaboration. The panels, workshops and breakout sessions will revolve around these five areas and bring clarity to any issues or questions from the practitioners and funders alike. The conference will also continue providing a platform to showcase more social enterprises funded by AVPN members.

When: 20-23, April 2015

Where: U-Town, National University of Singapore

Tickets (by invite only): SGD700 (Early Bird tickets before 20 February 2015)/ SGD950 (Standard non-member tickets)

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One response to “Going to the AVPN Conference 2015?”

  1. Sifu_628 says:

    It’s a positive step to link up resources in support of social enterprises. In China’s case, however, I’m doubtful that working with Chinese governmental or government-linked agencies will foster impact that will benefit communities afflicted by poverty, exploitation and/or persecution. There’s no shortage of capital within the Chinese border but a lack of will or interests in relocating capital or economic opportunities to those languishing at or near the lower end of the its economic distribution. The elite 2% (28 Millions) consume nearly 1/3 of all luxury goods and services (private-planes, yachts, luxury-cars and others) produced globally in 2013 while nearly 50% struggle to survive at or near the subsistence level – according to the World Bank in 2013. Chinese government not only condone this gross-injustice within its socialist-mandate, its ruling elites enjoy directly great benefits from the exploitation of rural inhabitants, migrant workers and the many without a voice under its dictatorial rule. Their incentive is not to serve but to rule for their benefits and those of their family, cronies and colluding underlings. The recent corruption crackdown is but an excuse for political purging of one’s rival. Resources linked to Chinese agencies (official or otherwise) will only strengthen those who rule China today and will not address deeply-entrenched, structural problems (social, economic or political) within China. It’s much more effective to work directly with social entrepreneurs and/or activists within China and by-pass Chinese governmental agencies altogether!

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