MRL Capital and ABV build the business nous of Lihir clans

MRL Capital and Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) are partnering to build the business capacities of the six major Lihirian clans. The six Lihirian clans - Tinetalgo, Nissal, Unawos, Lamatlik, Nikama and Tengawom each own businesses, although the level at which...

International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day we are pledging to #PressforProgress by recommitting to harnessing the dynamism of business to empower women. In recent years, as well as ensuring gender mainstreaming in project designs, numerous of our projects have been specifically...

On ABV’s highly experienced business volunteers

Over the years ABV has sought to recruit and mentor an engaged community of volunteers with core business skills. ABV now boasts a registry of several hundred experienced volunteers, the majority being business people and corporate professionals. With the...

ABV’s experience delivering projects with corporate employees

ABV can fairly claim to be the Asia-Pacific leader in the design and implementation of corporate pro bono and other corporate employee programs aiming for community benefits. Since 2008 ABV is proud to have been an implementing partner of the IBM Corporate Service...

Our place in the zeitgeist

ABV is unusual among international development not-for-profits in that since our establishment more than 35 years ago, our focus has been on inclusive growth through the private sector. Over the last decade however involving and harnessing the private sector has...

Bank of PNG: Long-term organisational change from ABV partnership

“They were all good,” says Elizabeth Genia, an Assistant Governor of the Bank of PNG referring to the five ABV volunteers who worked with the bank. In early 2014 ABV established a three year partnership with the Bank of Papua New Guinea to deliver an institutional...

International Volunteers Day

The fifth of December is International Volunteers Day – an opportunity for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities. On this day ABV would like to thank all of our volunteers for...
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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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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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