First of Its Kind Impact Platform Dedicated to Address Urgent Youth Issues in Asia

About the AVPN Youth Opportunities Platform

With over 60% of the world’s young people residing in Asia, there are insufficient opportunities and scalable solutions to support their growth and maximise their potential in society. The Youth Opportunities Platform – developed with AVPN and the founding support from the Citi Foundation – aims to unlock and aggregate capital in the public, private, and social sectors, and match them to opportunities and initiatives for youths in the region.

By (i) identifying social investment opportunities, (ii) highlighting collaboration pathways, and (iii) advocating for under-represented youth voices, the Platform will lead the movement to mobilise capital more effectively towards Asia’s youth priorities: (Profiles of the 10 Young Impact Leaders).

About AVPN

AVPN is the world’s largest network of Social Investors in Asia, with over 600+ diverse members across 33 markets. Their mission is to close the SDG gaps in Asia, by enabling their members to increase the flow of financial, human, and intellectual capital towards impact. Through sharing knowledge and innovating collaborations between policy makers, family offices, foundations and the private sector, AVPN improves the effectiveness of capital deployed; bringing to bear the local field needs, regional expertise, and policy insights.

As organizers of the AVPN Global conference—the world’s largest networking event for Social Investors in Asia—their focus is to put Asian voices at the forefront of global discourse; with the output of the convening to be added to the main agenda of the upcoming G20. The event is also leveraged by the Social Investor ecosystem to form and announce new partnerships, innovate catalytic funding vehicles, and share best practices that ultimately move more capital towards impact.

About the Citi Foundation

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant communities. The Citi Foundation’s “More than Philanthropy” approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation. For more information, visit

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