Resourcing a Dynamic and Resilient Movement:
A conversation with regional grantmakers on the opportunities and challenges
Monday, November 23rd, 2020
3:00-6:00 PM GMT+7
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Global Philanthropy Project and APCOM invite you to register for the Donor Engagement event and APCOM Community Summit 2020 for grantmakers active or interested in funding Asia and the Pacific LGBTI movement. 

This virtual donor event on Monday, November 23rd is set to coincide with the Rights, Resources, Resilience Asia-Pacific Community Conference (RRRAP Con) 2020 and will bring together key public and private grantmakers, donor governments, high net wealth individual donors, philanthropic thought leaders, and other partners within the LGBTI movements of Asia and the Pacific. This convening aims to enhance the impact of grantmaking for LGBTI equality in Asia and the Pacific by fostering a shared understanding of the needs of the field through a deeper dive exploration of the 2017-2018 Global Resources Report data, identifying and encouraging opportunities for alignment and collaboration, developing strategies responding to current trends and opportunities, and working collectively to mobilize important new financial resources for the regions’ movements.  

Donor Event Session Details


  • Welcome (10 mins)
  • Voices and Lives (45 mins)
  • Break (5 mins)
  • Insights from the data (30 mins)
  • Questions and answers (15 mins)
  • Break (10 mins)
  • Grantmaker breakout groups (45 mins) *
  • Report back and close (20 mins) *

*This is a grantmaker only space

Grantmaker Break-Out Topics:

  • Funding for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers
  • Challenging anti-LGBTQ Laws: India, Singapore, Fiji
  • Funding for sustainability in light of COVID-19
  • Regional funding mechanisms for Asia and the Pacific 


Changho Kim
Open Society Foundations East Asia Program

Isikeli Vulavou
Pacific Sexual and Gender Diversity Network

Manisha Dhakal
Blue Diamond Society Nepal

Midnight Poonkasetwattana

Phoebe De Padua
Foundation for a Just Society

Zack Lee

APCOM Community Summit

The APCOM Community Summit 2020 will be hosted on 23-27 November 2020 through a unique hybrid conferencing which aims to gather 1500 offline and online LGBTQI, HIV and community health advocates, professionals, and authorities from across Asia and the Pacific. On 23-25 November 2020, APCOM is organising the Rights, Resources, Resilience Asia Pacific Conference (RRRAP Con) 2020 which covers a broad range of issues from the responses to HIV, the health and rights of vulnerable communities, and investment into the community. On 26-27 November 2020, APCOM is introducing Thailand LGBTQI+ Biz Forum 2020 which is envisioned to contribute to identifying entry points and strategies for increased LGBTQI inclusion in the private sector. As the final event, on the evening of 27 November 2020, APCOM is hosting HERO Awards which is a special fundraising gala where we honour community heroes within Asia Pacific for their response, passion and everlasting dedication for the human rights of LGBTQI community, and within the HIV sector. 

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