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Thanks to those who joined us for AFAP on Tap

Over 40 people enjoyed after work drinks with beautiful views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, plus a thought-provoking talk about our clean water project in Malawi. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Did you see our partner Bairo Pite featured on ABC’s Foreign Correspondent?

Help the children of East Timor get better access to free health care by supporting the amazing work of Bairo Pite Clinic


AFAP is an independent secular, not-for-profit, fully accredited Australian non-government organisation (NGO) that was founded in 1968 and incorporated in the state of NSW in 1983. Our mission is to be a leading agent for poverty alleviation through innovative and appropriate community-based development. We work directly with local partners that are independent agencies employing local professionals with considerable experience, local knowledge and skill through-out the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Our partners are well-established NGOs in their own right and have excellent working relations with respective local governments. These on-going partnerships demonstrate a commitment to shared values and agreement on effective and workable management, administration, and communication protocols, under-pinned by policies which are in line with DFAT requirements.

Through our unique approach to development AFAP aims to strengthen and empower local NGOs and community groups in developing countries so that they can better meet their own aspirations, and to support Australian groups through our Partnership Program to provide innovative opportunities and professional support to Australians who want to become directly involved in sustainable international development programs. Explore our site, learn more about our work and find all the ways you can get involved!

Christine Murphy condemns foreign aid budget cuts

December 17, 2014

In a letter to Julia Bishop, Executive Director Christine Murphy has expressed her disappointment with the foreign aid budget cuts, which will be borne by the world's poorest people.
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