BY STACEY CHOE, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, ASIA PHILANTHROPY CIRCLE In February 2023, APC convened a group of leading philanthropists, civil society leaders, and representatives from think-tanks and foundations in Jakarta to ponder such a question. Using our recent research publication, the Future of Asian Philanthropy, as a framework for discussion, the audience set about on a guided journey towards deciphering how the key drivers of state control, social inequality, and civil society cooperation will influence society, and what we should look into now to lead the country towards its best possible outcomes. It was an afternoon of deep, meaningful discussions…
Notes from the Region: APC visits Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
As travel roars back to life in the first half of 2022, APC catches up with members from and working in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. BY NATALIE KENNEDY AND STACEY CHOE Travel has roared back to life in 2022—this means that APC was able to (finally!) catch up with our members around the region—meeting our members in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia in person after a long time, and catch up on what everyone is working on. Vietnam APC’s first stop, as travel restrictions began to ease, was Vietnam. We caught up with members, friends, and partners—and met with new stakeholders…
Improving healthcare capabilities in Indonesia
Prof Yik-Ying Teo, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, shares his recommendations on how philanthropists can help improve public health systems capabilities in Indonesia and beyond. BY XIANG MIN LIM Every year, APC gathers members from Indonesia to catch up on each other’s work, and to explore potential avenues to collaborate on common issues of concern affecting the country. One year ago, members met to discuss reprioritising philanthropy areas due to COVID-19—this year, everyone convened to share the results of their work in 2021, and their upcoming plans. APC also kicked things off and invited Prof Yik-Ying…
Thousand Days Fund
The Thousand Days Fund pooled funding from members to address the issue of stunting and malnutrition in Indonesia. (Ended as of July 2021)
Indonesia Education Mapping Guide
APC Indonesia Chapter launched the Education Giving Guide in December 2017. Titled Catalysing Productive Livelihood, the project continues to be referenced by the education community in Indonesia, and has gone into Phase with a further mapping of projects, exchanges and pilot programmes.
Global School Leaders: INSPIRASI
School leadership is the critical factor for the success of any school and for changes to be effective. APC’s pilot programme was launched in Malaysia (2018) as part of Global School Leaders (GSL), and in 2019, the Indonesia Principals’ Academy, also known as INSPIRASI, was established in the wake of Pemimpin’s success.
ASEAN Peace Initiative
In order to find ways to promote inclusivism and tolerance amongst communities, APC organised multiple roundtables with practitioners and experts on counter-terrorism and conflict resolution. The ASEAN Peace Initiative was born from these discussions to address these issues in a more sustained way together.