3min with a philanthropist

So you think you know your fellow APC member? We have been interviewing our members since 2016 venn on what drives their philanthropy and what vision they have for their impact.  Some of their answers have really inspired us.  We would like to highlight one member in each Lotus Link issue.  You can watch the full series too at our Youtube channel here.  For this issue, we hear from Dr. Mary Ann Tsao and how she feels that APC brings together “like-minded philanthropists” and her hope that we can help bring her family together on their learning journey. 

venn2018 in Manila

Here’s a recap of the highlights from venn2018, 5-6 November in Manila  

Inaugural ASEAN Philanthropy Dialogue on 21 March 2018

The inaugural ASEAN Philanthropy Dialogue was held on 21 March 2018 in Singapore, the first such exchange between ASEAN senior officials and philanthropists to discuss ways to facilitate philanthropy and create more impact in the region.

The SDGs: A call to collective action

by Myles Wickstead *This article by Myles Wickstead was originally published by Alliance magazine on 28 November 2017. The original article can be found here. For more philanthropy coverage, please visit www.alliancemagazine.org. The SDGs are universal – they apply everywhere and to everyone. So where does philanthropy come in? Let’s begin with a bit of history. The broad framework for aid and development from 2000 to 2015 was governed by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – essentially a compact, though not a formal agreement – whereby the developing countries would put in place the conditions to achieve a number of Goals, mainly around basic health…

Indonesia Education Giving Guide: Catalysing Productive Livelihood

By Mijail Santos Lujan Committed to creating a greater impact through collaboration, two of APC’s Indonesia members Belinda Tanoto and Victor Hartono came together to spearhead an Education Giving Guide in Indonesia, with the aim of providing recommendations to private funders on education interventions with an accelerated path to scale and impact. With a vast trajectory in the field, the two APC members acknowledged that despite valuable efforts, education continues to face pressing issues. Thus, the motivation behind this project has been to broaden people’s access to quality education and to improve their livelihoods. By providing these recommendations, those who…

KL Roundtable

APC members, fellow philanthropists and a few education experts convened in KL to discuss education challenges in the country in June. Discussions centred on the gaps in interventions in the education system where APC could play a meaningful role, given that there were many players already involved in trying to tackle the issues including government ministries and private groups. The meeting decided to address the substantial gaps in the special needs education area, which lacked proper identification, trained educators, and appropriate curriculum. With overwhelming issues in mainstream education, special needs education receives meagre resources, both from the state and from…