Volunteers help Milne Bay women benefit from growing cruise sector

It is a late May morning and the Sun Princess cruise ship is anchored offshore. A large group of passengers are disembarking onto palm-lined Doini Island of Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Further inland, school children are putting on cultural shows, while...

Ruai Tuam’s grocery business grows thanks to ABV business training

“Two of my kids are at university,” says Ruai Tuam while standing at the counter of his small grocery shop in Rabaul, East New Britain. “I wouldn’t have been able to pay their fees if it weren’t for the business training program.” Mr Tuam is referring to a ‘Your...

New CEO

ABV has wished farewell to CEO of five years, Sarah O'Connor. Under her leadership ABV has moved to establish long-term partnerships underpinned by strong program design, and become an international development organisation whereby the community is put first  with...

Janet Yagur’s business goes from strength to strength

With family problems, and after losing her job as a real estate valuer, Janet Yagur and her son were sleeping on her brother’s living room floor. “In Papua New Guinea family is very important, and if you don’t have that then you don’t have much support and have low...

PanAust Partnership: Planning for change in remote north-western PNG

Given the significant presence and impact of the extractives industry in the countries of our region ABV has begun to partner with the sector to support their community development programs. While always undertaking rigorous due diligence, ABV takes the view that by...

Helping BPI design a community immersion program

In late 2016 regular ABV volunteers, Earl Dacanay, Mark Greenshields, Matt Stone and Dante Tagle spent a busy several weeks on the Philippine island of Negros working alongside Bank of the Philippine Islands employees as part of a corporate community engagement...

International Day of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The United Nations has designated 27 June 2017 as the first International Day for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises! For ABV this is fantastic news as building the capacities of small business has been what we have been doing for more than 35 years. It’s clear that...

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…

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…

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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