Urgent appeal for the Solomon Islands

Please donate today to help communities affected by the devastating flash flooding in the Solomon Islands. HELP TODAY

Hot off the press! Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) Annual Report 2012-13

Read about how we work with people with a disability through our AACES funded projects. The front cover features Mariamo Cassimo who has received business management training through AFAP Action on Poverty. READ HERE

New video! Honouring the women who feed the world

Hear the uplifting stories of women taking Action on Poverty in Zimbabwe and Vietnam. WATCH HERE

People living with HIV/AIDS deserve to live with dignity

AFAP works to provide job training, health care, and education to those living with HIV/AIDS

Climate Change: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters

To coincide with the release of the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, climate scientist Professor Chris Field will present a lecture that includes discussion on the impacts of sustainable development.
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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 AusAID 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!


#ActiononPoverty – Volunteer Spotlight

April 11, 2014

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at AFAP Action on Poverty? Interested in working/volunteering for an International Development organisation and curious to find out more?
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