Monday, 20 October 2014

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Philanthropy Unlimited

Affirm collaborative and transparent philanthropy's unlimited possibilities
08:00 AM

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST NETWORKING

Venue:
2nd Floor Foyer
09:00 AM

OPENING ADDRESS

Ms. Melissa Kwee

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Singapore
Venue:
Chamber
09:10 AM

KEYNOTE DIALOGUE

Ms. Audette Exel

The ISIS Foundation, Australia
Moderator

Mr. Benedict Cheong

Temasek Foundation Singapore
Venue:
Chamber
10:00 AM

LEVERS FOR CHANGE: PHILANTHROPY IN SELECT SOUTH EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES

The first independent commentary on the ecosystem and regulatory landscape of regional philanthropy, researched by the Lien Centre for Social Innovation. Crystal Hayling, Board member of the Lien Centre, will present the findings and recommendations that will help catapult philanthropy to the next level, based on the Lien Centre’s research on the philanthropic ecosystem in 4 south-east Asian countries.
Presenters

Ms. Crystal Hayling

Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore

Ms. Prapti Upadhyay

Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore
Venue:
Chamber
10:30 AM

INTERMISSION

Venue:
Gallery
11:00 AM

WINDOWS TO THE FUTURE: A NETWORKED PHILANTHROPY

We challenge participants to envision a future world scenario where philanthropy uses transparency and partnerships as its currency; contrast that with philanthropy without collaboration and operates in silos. Through this, we examine the power of transparency, partnerships, and innovation in philanthropy to create social impact.
Speakers

Ms. Clair Deevy

Microsoft Asia Pacific, Singapore

Ms. Jennifer Alcorn

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Mr. Parminder Singh

Twitter Asia Pacific, Singapore

Mrs. Watanan Petersik

Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore
Moderator

Ms. Naina Subberwal Batra

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Singapore
Venue:
Chamber
12:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

Venue:
Gallery
02:00 PM

BARRIER-FREE PHILANTHROPY

What are the barriers we place around how information, relationships and models are used in philanthropy? In what ways have these barriers limited the potential of philanthropy for social change? Let’s uncover why these barriers exist and how we can learn from these challenges to better able solve issues we care about.
02:00 PM

BARRIER ROOM 1: TRANSPARENCY

Do we know where we give to and why? Who else is already giving there and how? What information do we need to make better decisions about funding and programmes? Lack of information is the first stumbling block to impactful philanthropy, and we will explore the reasons and how to overcome them.
Speakers

Mr. Carl L. Liederman

LIEDERSHIP, United Kingdom

Mr. Jeffrey Falkenstein

The Foundation Center, USA

Prof. Mak Yuen Teen

NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Mr. Tao Ze

China Foundation Centre
Moderator

Mr. Benedict Cheong

Temasek Foundation Singapore
Venue:
Living Room
02:00 PM

BARRIER ROOM 2: COLLABORATION

Will individual action alone make an impact in challenging social issues today? Why do so many funders and their funded organisation find it hard to work together? This session will explore the barriers that stand in the way of philanthropists working together, or philanthropy partnering more constructively with their NPO partners or with other sectors.
Speakers

Mr. Laurence Lien

Community Foundation of Singapore

Mr. Rob John

Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy, NUS Business School, Singapore

Ms. Veronica Colondam

YCAB Foundation, Indonesia
Moderator

Mr. Li Wangsheng

ZeShan Foundation, Hong Kong
Venue:
Blue Room
02:00 PM

BARRIER ROOM 3: INNOVATION

The line between charity and commerce are increasingly blurring. Ground-up ideas grow, but are challenged by scale. Funders keep searching for the perfect combination of innovation, scalability and sustainability, yet it is questionable if funders are themselves ready for innovation. What are the barriers to philanthropy's effective support, and adoption, of innovative approaches to entrenched social issues?
Speakers

Ms. Abbie Jung

Synergy Social Ventures and Nexus Asia, Hong Kong

Ms. Audette Exel

The ISIS Foundation, Australia

Ms. Huyen Nguyen

Thriive Hanoi, Vietnam

Ms. Lisa Genasci

The ADM Capital Foundation, Hong Kong
Moderator

Ms. Elisa Kang

Benefiit – An Association for Impact Investing, Singapore
Venue:
Play Den
03:30 PM

INTERMISSION

Venue:
Gallery
04:00 PM

INNOVATIONS IN CORPORATE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

In today’s globalised economy, corporate community investments impact not just their business markets but also communities they operate in. Outdated definitions of business and social activities may cause difficulties in engaging multiple stakeholders, in spite of financial benefits created. What innovations have been demonstrated by businesses in Asia that bring real prosperity to those affected by their business footprints?
Speakers

Mr. Augusto Ponciano I. Carpio III

Aboitiz Foundation, Philippines

Ms. Clair Deevy

Microsoft Asia Pacific, Singapore

Mr. Essa Al Mannai

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA)

Ms. Lisa Genasci

The ADM Capital Foundation, Hong Kong
Moderator

Ms. Susan Sy

UBS AG, Singapore
Venue:
Blue Room
04:00 PM

PHILANTHROPY CROSSING BARRIERS

We explore how philanthropy is practised beyond the boundaries placed by generations, countries, gender, and the inscrutable sphere of philanthropic regulation in this region.
04:00 PM

DIASPORA PHILANTHROPY: ACROSS BORDERS AND GENERATIONS

Although trans- and inter-generational migration has grown with increasingly porous borders, there has been limited understanding of the role that diaspora giving plays in Asian philanthropy. No longer only giving back to the "old country", transplanted generations, new citizens, transient workforce, are now an increasingly strong force in the mobilisation of philanthropic funds. This panel discussion will look at diaspora philanthropy where not only financial, but human and social capital travels across generations, geographic borders and cultural/ethnic distinctions. What are the implications for countries with old problems that need new solutions?
Speakers

Mr. Jose Luis Oquiñena

Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc., Philippines

Ms. Ramya Nageswaran

BridgeAble and Focus India Forum Giving Circle, Singapore

Mr. Tariq Cheema

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, USA
Moderator

Ms. Usha Menon

Usha Menon Management Consultancy (Asia), Singapore
Venue:
Living Room
04:00 PM

GENDER-BASED PHILANTHROPY IN ASIA

A conversation inspired by strong presence of women in design of PIA2014. How does gender play a role in guiding Asian philanthropy? What impact has philanthropy made in the condition of women and girls in Asia? What has been the ramifications of this focus on funding women's causes? Are there issues that affect men which have been overlooked?
Speakers

Ms. Aditi Tembe

Equal Community Foundation, India

Ms. Christy Abraham

ActionAid International

Ms. Elizabeth Nair

COMO Foundation, Singapore
Moderator

Ms. Amra Naidoo

Singapore Committee for UN Women
Venue:
Play Den
05:30 PM

NETWORKING DRINKS

Venue:
Gallery
06:30 PM

DEPARTURES FOR DINNER

Venue:
Play Den
07:30 PM

HOSTED DINNERS

Unlimited Philanthropy

Apply unlimited perspective to how philanthropy tackles complex social issues
08:30 AM

REGISTRATION

Venue:
2nd Floor Foyer
09:00 AM

WELCOME BACK

Mrs. Mildred Tan

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Singapore
Venue:
Chamber
09:15 AM

ASIA PHILANTHROPY'S ROLE IN THE POST-2015 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were introduced in 2001 as the overarching framework for global development assistance, the world has changed in fundamental ways, creating new opportunities and challenges for promoting human progress and well-being. This influential plenary will look at opportunities and challenges not just for Asian philanthropy, but also business, to play a constructive role in the successor goals and how to achieve them. Hear about innovative ideas that go beyond traditional aid, and other forms of philanthropic and business investment, that are bringing us closer to the desired human condition.
Speakers

Mr. Augusto Ponciano I. Carpio III

Aboitiz Foundation, Philippines

Ms. Cherie Nursalim

GITI Group, Indonesia

Ms. Heather Grady

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, USA

Mr. Marcos Athias Neto

UNDP, USA
Moderator

Ms. Angela Hariche

The Foundation Centre, USA
Venue:
Chamber
10:45 AM

INTERMISSION

Venue:
Gallery
11:15 AM

KEYNOTE DIALOGUE

Mr. Fernando Zobel de Ayala

Ayala Corporation, Philippines
Moderator

Ms. Jenny Santi

Saint & Partners, Singapore
Venue:
Chamber
12:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

Venue:
Gallery
01:30 PM

THE BUSINESS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The dark side of a migratory workforce is the miserable exploitation of indentured servitude, trafficking for sex work, underage kidnapping and forced labour. Driven by the vast inequality between cold greed, abject poverty and the hope for a better life, human trafficking has become big business. It is the fastest-growing business of organised crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. Between the Indian subcontinent, indo-china corridor and the rest of southeast Asia, what can be done between destination, transit and source countries to combat this?
Speakers

Ms. Gina Dafalia

Walk Free Foundation, Australia

Mr. Jolovan Wham

Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME), Singapore

Ms. Sandhya Chellapilla

ActionAid, India

Ms. Tara Dermott

International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Thailand
Moderator

Ms. Mrinalini Venkatachalam

Singapore Committee for UN Women
Venue:
Blue Room
01:30 PM

A POLLUTED ASIA

Borderless environmental and sustainability challenges are stumped by the localised nature of current solutions. Ranging from polluted air and water, to long-term impact on sustainability, what constructive and realistic collaborative actions can be taken to preserve resources for our future generations?
Speakers

Ms. Lynda Hong

Singapore Environment Council

Ms. Suzy Hutomo

The Body Shop, Indonesia

Mr. Todd Stevens

Wildlife Conservation Society, USA

Mr. Von Hernandez

Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Philippines
Moderator

Ms. Bhavani Prakash

Green Collar Asia & Eco WALK the Talk, Singapore
Venue:
Living Room
01:30 PM

BORDERLESS CHALLENGES AND UNBOUNDED SOLUTIONS

Participants are invited to different breakout sessions that will examine each social challenge in more depth, facilitated by ground practitioners that have led innovation and breakthroughs in these fields. The learning and discussion will be enhanced with alternative and experiential methods to bring out the importance of collaboration for impact.
01:30 PM

AGEING AND DYING: IT HAPPENS TO ALL

There is no process that disregards boundaries than the natural progression of ageing and dying. Every society encounters challenges at this intersection of family and spiritual values, healthcare, community resources, and personal dignity at the end of life.

Featuring a puppetry performance, “The Wind Came Home” by local non-profit theatre company Drama Box, we will explore what are some critical issues that Asia needs to face up to with its elderly, and how can these issues be resolved.

Hosted by: Community Foundation of Singapore
Speakers

Ms. Carol Candler

Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore

Mr. Francis Wong

Alzheimer's Disease International, Singapore

Dr. Ramaswamy Akhileswaran

HCA Hospice Care, Singapore
Moderator

Mr. Kok Heng Leun

Drama Box Ltd, Singapore
Venue:
Play Den
03:00 PM

INTERMISSION

Venue:
Gallery
03:30 PM

PHILANTHROPY AND THE ARTS

The diversity of artistic talent in the region blends traditional and cultural sensibility with modern expressions. Art continues to play an indelible role in the community, but the influence of a widening wealth gap risks polarising philanthropy support for "fine art", while pressing social needs grab more attention over lesser supported art form and cultural/heritage causes. How can the arts be developed and integrated sustainably into the fabric of Asian philanthropy? What are some innovative models that demonstrate the impactful role that philanthropy and arts/culture can play together?
Speakers

Ms. Annie Yeo

Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore

Ms. Kathy Lai

National Arts Council, Singapore

Mr. Marco Cochrane

Marco Cochrane Sculpture, Inc., USA

Ms. Poesy Liang

Helping Angels, Malaysia
Moderator

Ms. Jane Binks

National Heritage Board, Singapore
Venue:
Chamber
04:45 PM

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF ASIAN PHILANTHROPY

After 2 days of examining what it takes for Asian philanthropy to use transparency, innovation and collaboration for impact, we ask key philanthropic leaders in this region on their thoughts for what can be beginning steps that they can take towards a networked philanthropy in Asia. Hear their thoughts on how personal and corporate philanthropy in Asia can start to be different, and how each of them are working on evolving their philanthropic activities into voices on the world stage.
Speakers

Ms. Naina Subberwal Batra

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Singapore

Mr. Stefan Nachuk

Rockefeller Foundation, Thailand

Ms. Suzy Hutomo

The Body Shop, Indonesia

Ms. Veronica Colondam

YCAB Foundation, Indonesia
Moderator

Ms. Cherie Nursalim

GITI Group, Indonesia
Venue:
Chamber
06:15 PM

CLOSING AND CALL FOR PARTNERS

Ms. Melissa Kwee

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Singapore
Venue:
Chamber
06:30 PM

SUMMIT ENDS

Venue:
Chamber

Monday, 20 October 2014

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Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

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Benjamin Franklin