Welcome to your geographic guide to Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC)’s impact across the region. We hope to take you on a visual adventure across Asia through a map showcase of APC’s work, and its breadth as a diverse network of philanthropists working together to make the world a better place.
As a consequence of the pandemic, borders remain largely shut in Asia—making travel that much harder in the past two years. It may take some time yet until we are once again free to move about freely. However, the biggest surprise has been in finding the ability to transcend these borders. A shift to virtual spaces has enabled a shift in other ways—being able to meet more often, unencumbered by the limitations to close the physical distance, to meeting along common interests rather than geographic commonalities. This has enabled us, in spite of the restrictions brought about by the pandemic, to find new initiatives, to find new ways to collaborate, and to find an even wider group of partners, co-conspirators, and collaborators across the world.
The most challenging issues of today—climate change, the pandemic, poverty, access to education and health, pace and security—transcend borders, are very complex, and require a collective effort in order to find solutions that work. As philanthropists, we are in a unique position of having the resources to be able to effect change, to move things into action, and to bring us one step closer towards a becoming a thriving planet.
We invite you to join us in our journey, adventures, experiments, collectives, and other ways we find to get everyone to work together in making the world a better place! Happy travelling!
PS: In a year of filled with buzzwords like pivot and hybrid, we bring an element of hybrid to you as well: we invite you to explore this map further on the APC website, where we go in-depth on the work we do across the region.