APC Singapore Roundtable: Strengthening Mental Health Care

On 29 January 2021, APC hosted the Singapore Roundtable on Strengthening Mental Health Care, bringing together members and experts to examine how to best collaborate and create meaningful change in the mental health space, and incorporate better evidence use particularly in light of COVID-19. APC invited Dr Robyn Mildon, Founding Executive Director, and Maryanna Abdo, Managing Director from the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) to share their deep experience working with governments and foundations on the issue of mental health in the UK, Australia and how the practice of using evidence can best inform how our communities can address…

APC Deputy Director Mark Fiorello: Reflections from his stint with APC

APC was joined by Mark Fiorello, a monitoring & evaluation expert with nine years of experience in Indonesia, for a short few months to improve our capacity and rethink and better deliver our programmes. During this time, Mark has helped to develop the APC Impact Framework and various ways of understanding our effectiveness, as well as helping to manage the Thousand Days Fund and ASEAN Peace Initiatives projects.  He has also recently conducted a quick review of several different instances of APC’s support to collaboration to identify some key lessons about what has worked well and not quite as well….

Tanoto Foundation’s Stunting Awareness Month

Other than APC’s Thousand Days Fund, Tanoto Foundation, headed by APC member Belinda Tanoto, has set aside July 2020 to be Stunting Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Tanoto Foundation’s website and social media page will be educating the community on how the prevalence of Indonesia’s stunting rate will impact the nation’s development. What Is Stunting And Why It Matters Stunted growth is caused by a lack of adequate nutrition and results in life-long health problems, from reduced IQ to greater susceptibility to diabetes and cancer. There is also a huge economic cost, with Indonesia’s Ministry of Health estimating that the…