Asian Foundation for Philanthropy

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Asian Foundation for
Philanthropy
Inspiring social change
Bala Thakrar
Founder Director
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UN MDG Monitor
•India not achieved any MDG yet
•Goal 1, 2 , 3 & 5 possible to achieve if
some changes are made
•Goal – off track
•Goal 6, 7 & 8 – Insufficient information
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Playing a role in India’s future...
AFP provides a platform for the British
Indian community to effectively engage
with grassroots development in India.
Supporting India in achieving the
Millennium Development Goals.
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Indian Diaspora background
• UK Indian population –– approx 1.08
million
• Remittance: India £2.4million
Giving is ad-hoc, not tax effective and not
long term
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No strategy for long term change
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AFP’s approach ......... 3 E’s model
Engage
Educate
Empower
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Through 3 programmes...
PAROPKAAR
DAAN
‘to serve others’
‘to give
unconditionally’
International
Volunteering
Programme
JAGRUTI
‘to create awareness’
Donating
Programme
Development
Awareness
Programme
Sudarshan
Naitika
Gyaan Yatra
Asian businesses
‘leading by example’
Young people learning
about ‘ethical’
fashion
Taking ‘the knowledge
journey’
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Case Study – Sudarshan Project
MDG
Sudarshan Project
#8 – Develop a global Worked with over 50 UK Indian SMEs
partnership for
investing in India – developing
development
‘responsible business practices’
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Challenge.......
£&
INDIA
Ad hoc
development
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Way Forward......
Support more engagement work around
MDGs:
British India businesses investing in India
Individual donors
1000 India Diaspora associations
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Result .......
MDG GOALS
MDG GOALS
£&
MDG GOALS
INDIA
MDG GOALS
MDG GOALS
MDG GOALS
MDG GOALS
MDG GOALS
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Thank you
www.affp.org.uk
email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7650 0791
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