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In Vietnam’s Mai Chau Valley Australian volunteers have contributed to improvements in socio-economic conditions

“Before we were only thinking traditionally; gathering things from the forest, and growing rice.” Mrs Tho is standing in front of her homestay where she regularly welcomes guests from around the world. “Now we think beyond that, and invest in our children’s education....
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Interview with social entrepreneur and returned Australian volunteer Phil Herrick

From 2002 to 2014 Phil Herrick was the CEO of Southern Phone, possibly the largest and most successful social enterprise in Australia with a turnover of just under $100 million. Phil established the company and built it to become one of the top ten telecommunications...
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ABV CEO on role of business volunteers in building the capacities of social enterprises

Social enterprises are increasingly recognised as the preferred operational model to affect social change. One driver has been the limited donor funds flowing through to the not-for-profit sector as grants. However, as the number of successful social enterprises grow,...
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Australia supports the creation of an impact investment market in the Pacific

Today the Australian Government launched an innovative pilot program to improve economic development in the Pacific region as part of the Australian Government’s new development paradigm. Pacific Readiness for Investment in Social Enterprise, known as Pacific RISE, is...
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Volunteers’ important role in NGO’s transition to social enterprise

“The contributions of the Australian volunteers on assignments developed by ABV made COHED feel very confident for our transitional period – in our strategy of having a social enterprise” - COHED Director Dao Thi Mai Hoa COHED is a Hanoi-based NGO which implements...
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Australia Pacific Business Councils and ABV sign Memoranda of Understanding

The Presidents of the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council, the Australia Fiji Business Council and the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council and the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Business Volunteers on behalf of the new Chair of ABV, Mr Mark...
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International Volunteer Day

This International Volunteer Day I would like to thank our volunteers for all their amazing work. International Volunteer Day (IVD) is celebrated each year on 5 December and was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. IVD provides volunteer...
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Our Volunteers

We achieve our mission by using expert volunteers to transfer business skills. Our volunteers are experienced business professionals, typically mid career or in early retirement who undertake short term projects across Asia and the Pacific regions…

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Our Partners

For those organisations seeking a partner in the Asia Pacific region, ABV offers a complete value chain approach to inclusive economic growth in developing communities. ABV collaborates with our partners to create effective…

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Our Impact

ABV ensures all our assignments and programs are achieving impact through the application of our Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Framework. ABV’s MERI Framework provides ABV with a road map to achieve our mission and a robust approach to…

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