ASEAN Philanthropy Dialogue

The ASEAN Philanthropy Dialogue is a project under Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), which seeks to bring together ASEAN leaders, members of the Asia Philanthropy Circle, and working-level ASEAN government officials to discuss and agree to act on issues where philanthropy can work with governments in significant ways to address pressing social issues.  It will harness the collective intelligence and resources of strategic Asian philanthropists to grow cross-sectoral partnerships in ASEAN and grow social impact jointly.  The inaugural ASEAN Philanthropy Dialogue took place in Singapore on 21 March 2018. Hosted by APC and part of the fringe events accompanying Singapore’s ASEAN chairmanship,…

Malaysia/Indonesia: School Leadership Development  

Philanthropy in education is popular across Asia but funds mostly flow into physical infrastructure and scholarships, and not into education software.  In particular, in order to effectively improve on the public education space, APC believes that we have to address the capability of the top level of school management as this is a critical factor for the success of any school and for changes to be effective.  APC’s pilot programme to train school leaders/principals is working with the India School Leadership Institute (ISLI) and Global School Leaders, the international platform for school leadership development programmes that are delivered locally. The…

Singapore: A Pilot Assisted Living Facility

Accommodation and service options for the senior population in Singapore is currently limited and nursing homes do not cater for seniors with low dependency needs and desire high autonomy and purposeful-living.  The Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Pilot aims to provide a demonstrable model for the market and government, offering a more community-centric model that engages with the residents.  APC is collaborating with a non-profit organisation to build this first purpose-built facility in Singapore.