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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


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!

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Inside AFAP – a blog from our communications intern

July 18, 2014

Everyday that I have volunteered at AFAP Action on Poverty I have been inspired. Inspired by stories of AFAP’s beneficiaries from Zimbabwe to Vietnam; inspired by the tireless dedication of staff; and inspired by the work that has been done and will continue to be done around the world.
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AFAP’s opportunity: Inclusive Business Program Officer

July 23, 2014

The Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific Ltd. (AFAP) was the first Australian NGO to be formally registered to work in Vietnam in 1996. Our programme focuses on improving health, income generation, good governance, social monitoring, food security and resilience to the effects of climate change. AFAP has developed a solid reputation as a principled, innovative, and pioneering NGO working with a wide spectrum of stakeholders ranging from policy makers and local authorities to civil society organisations (CSOs) and vulnerable communities. AFAP Vietnam is currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated candidate who is ready to undertake a long-term commitment to the not-for-profit sector, for the position of Inclusive Business Program Officer, to commence in mid August 2014. The position is to manage program in the assigned areas and provide technical assistance on inclusive business to program team and local partners to ensure timely and effective project implementation, reporting, donor liaison and activity planning. Position: Inclusive Business Program Officer Type of contract: One year (extendable) Work location: Hanoi with travels for the fields Salary: Annual gross salary ranging from US$12,698 to US$18,074 For more information, please see the attached job description. How to apply: Please email your CV and cover letter in English with the subject line of “IBPO Application_[Your name]” by 31 July 2014 to Please be advised that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates. AFAP Vietnam is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
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