AVPN Constellations Awards 2021 - application deadline by 14 March

AVPN Constellations Awards 2021

The Constellations Awards celebrates the remarkable ways in which social investors across Asia collaborate to address the complex challenges of our times. AVPN's member organizations set common goals based on cooperation and gather resources to solve various problems in Asia. The excellent social innovation and collective impact cases of AVPN member organizations selected through "The Constellation Awards 2021" will be shared throughout Asia through AVPN's channels such as AVPN conference, media, and social media.


1) Social Equality and Inclusion
covers initiatives where the primary impact areas include and are not limited to: Gender, Livelihood & Poverty Alleviation, Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion, Affordable Housing, Ageing, and Arts & Culture.

2) Climate Action and the Environment
covers initiatives where the primary impact areas include and are not limited to: Agriculture, Climate Action, Environmental Security, Conservation, Energy, Water, Biodiversity, Plastics.

3) Health and Wellbeing
covers initiatives where the primary impact areas include and are not limited to: Healthcare, Nutrition, Sanitation & Hygiene, Mental Health.



  • Applications for recognition are open to teams that include at least ONE AVPN member
  • Applicants are allowed to submit more than one entry
  • Projects can be submitted as long as they have started, are in progress, or have been completed within the past 2 years
  • Ongoing projects should have been running for at least a year at the point of submission
  • The main activities of the projects should be located in the Asia Pacific



1) Strength of Collaboration (30%) We are looking for projects that draw on expertise from a number of sectors and demographic backgrounds. We are especially interested in projects where actors have co-created and engaged proactively. You will get extra points if you have worked with multiple actors within the public sector, private sector, and civil society. It’s good if those actors are from along supply chains or within sectors or geographies. The key is that you collaborated with them to integrate their views and perspectives.

  • How many stakeholders are involved in this initiative and how did each contribute their different strengths to achieve the project goals?
  • How have you used networks to achieve the project goals?
  • In what ways did collaborating benefit the project?

2) Impact Potential (30%) We are looking for projects that address one of the Asia Pacific’s most pressing problems. The project needs to include a coherent plan to drive change and achieve long-term impact.

  • Does the project have a clear theory of change framework?
  • How is the project changing the future?
  • Describe how you apply and use new ideas to improve your approach, practices, technology, financing, or culture, in order to address the challenges your project faces.

3) Transformative Potential & Innovation (20%) We are looking for projects that can demonstrate the use of new ideas, including novel approaches, practices, and technologies. These ideas have high transformative potential if you can show how they potentially disrupt an unsustainable and unjust equilibrium positively to solve global, regional or industry challenges. The project is game-changing and future-oriented.

  • How is the project game-changing?
  • How does the project change the future?
  • Please describe how the project uses novel and new ideas in approaches, practices, technologies, funding approaches or other culture-enhancing elements to solve the challenges at hand.

4) Growth Potential (20%) We want projects that can be replicated successfully in different regions or markets. Different enterprises should be able to implement the project and grow as more stakeholders join.

  • What factors make this project easily replicated in different markets or regions? Is there any intention to do so?
  • Can the project be scaled up to allow other stakeholders to join?


An independent panel of judges with distinguished backgrounds will assess the entries following rigorous criteria. They commit to doing this with integrity, objectivity, impartiality, avoidance of conflict of interest, and transparency.
Where a judge or an assessor has a direct connection with an applicant organisation, they will excuse themselves from the assessment and evaluation of that organisation.

  • Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive, The British Asian Trust
  • Deepali Khanna, Managing Director, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Tim Hanstad, Chief Executive, Chandler Foundation
  • Fadjar Hutomo, Deputy Chairman of Financial Access, The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia
  • Peng Yanni, Chief Executive, Narada Foundation
  • Neera Nundy, Partner and Cofounder, DASRA
  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
  • Dhun Davar, Head, Social Finance and India Head, UBS Optimus Foundation
  • Angeline Chin, Global Community Impact APAC Lead, Johnson & Johnson
  • Yibin Chu, Regional Head of Corporate Citizenship, Asia Pacific, Citi
  • Annie Chen, Chair, RS Group
  • Naina Subberwal Batra, Chairperson and CEO, AVPN 


  • Application deadline: 28 February 2021, 23:59 Singapore Time (GMT+8)
  • Application should be submitted in English only and follow the requirements of the application form
  • The application is free of charge
  • Applicants must not submit any false documents or information and they must follow the requirements of the overview. If the provided information does not meet the requirements, AVPN reserves the right to decline the application. Should the investigation prove the information provided by any organisations to be false, they will be disqualified from the award.
  • Information submitted by applications may be used in marketing, promotion, and media engagement by AVPN
  • For AVPN’s data protection policy, please visit the AVPN Data Protection Policy
  • AVPN reserves the right to change any specifications
  • For any queries, please contact  constellations@avpn.asia.
  • https://avpn.asia/constellations-working-page/