ACCESS Health International was invited to the prestigious Global Conference of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) that was held in Bali from June 21 to 24, 2022 in Bali Indonesia. ACCESS Health’s Regional Director for South Asia Dr. Krishna Reddy Nallamalla and its Director of Communications, Relations, and Partnerships Dr. Uma Aysola represented the organization at the high-level gathering.

The AVPN Global Conference was an official side event for the G20 Summit 2022 that was held in Bali. The G20 is a strategic multilateral platform connecting the world’s major developed and emerging economies. Together, the G20 members represent more than 80 percent of world GDP, 75 percent of international trade and 60 percent of the world population.

The AVPN Global Conference is among the largest social investing convening in Asia that gathers funders and resource providers from across the world to share knowledge, build strategic partnerships, and address socio-economic challenges at scale. The annual flagship event tries to bridge the worlds of philanthropy and impact investing with private equity and institutional investing.

The conference saw over 6 plenaries, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions. The conference agenda focused on the cross-cutting thematic areas that included Climate Action, Gender, Health & Nutrition, and Economic Opportunities. The conference was attended by over a 1000 participants, across 44 markets, with 258 plus speakers across 72 plus sessions.

The Conference focused on the next decade being that of the Asian Decade of social investment and an opportunity for social investors – from philanthropists to investors, corporates to policymakers, intermediaries to entrepreneurs – to take advantage of the rapid developments in the region.

Dr Reddy was among the illustrious speakers at the event. He was a panelist for the session titled, “Linking Up for Lasting Change: Why Collaboration Is Key for Amplifying Impact” In this session, the experts shared insights on the indispensability of collective action, as well as practical insights on leveraging connections for greater impact. Dr Reddy spoke about the Global Learning Collaborative for Health Systems Resilience that is managed by ACCESS Health and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Other speakers for the session were Stella Tansengco-Schapero, Senior Financing Partnerships Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Ichiro Kabasawa, Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation, and Pooja Chaudhary, Senior Manager, Policy & Insights, APAC Economist Impact

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