Volunteer Cohort Expertise

ABV’s projects are implemented by volunteers drawn from its registry of senior business professionals and small business owners. Our volunteers bring extensive experience to each project along with an independent and altruistic approach that guarantees effective and authentic skills transfer and mentoring. In addition the majority of our business volunteers have worked or volunteered before in the countries of our region.

The expertise of ABV’s volunteer cohort is outlined below.

Business Development Financial Sector Reform
  • SME training and mentoring
  • Value chain analysis
  • Product design and development
  • Business readiness – getting a product to market
  • Business growth
  • Micro finance
  • Financial regulatory reform
  • Banking
  • Financial management
  • Accounting
Organisational Development Corporate Governance
  • Strategic planning
  • Change management
  • Human resource management
  • Project management
  • Management and supervision
  • Office management
  • Board and director governance
  • Risk management
  • Internal audit
  • Procurement
  • Regulatory reform
Information and Communication Technology Marketing and Communications
  • ICT infrastructure (internet connection)
  • ICT equipment (hardware and software support)
  • ICT applications
  • Website development
  • Marketing and communication strategies
  • Fundraising
  • Public relations

ABV’s Secondary Areas of Expertise

Education Sales and Service
  • Curriculum development
  • Education management
  • Hospitality
  • Eco tourism
Arts Trades
  • Journalism training
  • Cultural preservation management
  • Graphic design
  • Local arts and crafts production and promotion
  • Farm management
  • Horticulture
  • Mechanic
  • Carpentry and timber handling
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