1000 Days Fund

1000 Days Fund Indonesia pools funding from members and funders in Singapore and Indonesia to address the issue of stunting and malnutrition in Indonesia. Leveraging partners’ resources, the 5 year programme will pilot in selected areas and work with local communities to target the problems comprehensively. For more information and if you would like to engage in programme partnership, please contact [email protected]

ASEAN Social Impact Awards

The inaugural ASEAN Social Impact Awards culminated in the awards presentation on 21 March 2018 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore. Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) members, ASEAN ministers, senior officials, and other philanthropists and social sector leaders gathered to celebrate and highlight the power of social entrepreneurs and the positive transformational changes they can make to the communities they serve.  Six award finalists, who were chosen out of 160 applications, had the opportunity to showcase their work at the event. Stanley Tan, Chairman of APC and the awards committee, opened the ceremony with a call for greater support and…

Indonesia: A Collaborative Community Development Effort in a Low-Cost Public Housing Community

Our Indonesian members are coming together to combine their resources and expertise in different fields in the community building of a rusunawa in Jakarta.  Working with GK (Gerakan Kepedulian) Indonesia, the project aims to work on a holistic level on the different issues affecting the communities living in such areas: education, healthcare, infrastructure, community-building and livelihoods.  The hope is that this project will eventually become a demonstration project for community building in other rusunawas.

Regional: ASEAN Peace Initiatives

Addressing rising extremism amongst youths was a key challenge brought up originally by our Filipino members.  This is an issue that we quickly realise needs addressing in many other Southeast Asian countries too.  We have been convening multiple roundtables with experts and practitioners on counter-terrorism and conflict, to promoting inclusivism and tolerance amongst communities, looking to tap into role models and to convene meaningful dialogues on the issue.  Our key belief for this initiative is to tackle this with the local communities upstream before it even becomes a security challenge downstream.