Improving human development
Australian volunteers support initiatives to address non-communicable diseases, Mental Health, Maternal and Child health and health systems strengthening. Assignments support community-based vocational training institutions through relevant curriculum development; strengthening of training and teaching; and providing overall administrative and governance support.
Supporting gender empowerment
Volunteers support women’s groups in institutional strengthening and improved program delivery. Assignments also support the government initiatives in Child Protection.
Improving disability inclusion
Volunteer assignments support Disabled People’s Organisations to increase disability inclusiveness in all areas.
Strengthening disaster risk reduction efforts
Australian volunteers support national disaster emergency response with Government departments and Civil Society organisations, pre-positioning of relief supplies, working with communities to reduce potential risks and developing initiatives in climate change adaptation.
Improve sports for development efforts
Assignments support local sporting organisations and initiatives as a useful way to address issues related to health (particularly non-communicable diseases like diabetes), community development, disability inclusion and gender equality.
Increased Private Sector development
Volunteers also provide technical skills to strengthen and improve sustainable livelihood programs and help develop innovative ideas. Assignments support institutional strengthening of organisations supporting livelihoods work in communities and build capacity of small to medium businesses that are locally owned.