From United Nations departments and international NGOs, through to grassroots organisations, universities, local Governments, hospitals and private enterprises – Australian Volunteers provide expert assistance to those who will benefit the most. Over 60 years, Australian Volunteers International (AVI) has supported 2,500 Overseas Partner Organisations with locally qualified staff working closely with each organisation to identify where Australian expertise could assist to develop local capacity.

Volunteers work with overseas organisations who are driving their own change where AVI can enhance their efforts to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods. The impacts are often realized long after the volunteering assignment has completed as it is a process requiring lifelong bonds to be formed and whole world views to be changed.

Australian volunteers come from all walks of life. The demographics, expertise and motivations of international volunteers vary greatly however it is expected that volunteers are degree qualified with relevant industry experience and the unique personal competencies to ensure a successful overseas assignment. Training and mentoring is the key objective of every volunteer assignment with a strong commitment to developing the capacity of others and working in a team. Volunteers are typically those who are curious about other cultures. They are open to learning as much as they will teach. People with great enthusiasm or experience working cross-culturally.

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KAKUTE Takwimu Vijijini is a youth-driven market research platform for medium and large FMCGs to conduct competitive and trend analysis of rural markets through quantitative small business information.

Our network of youth data collectors are empowered by innovative tools that function offline, instantaneously reward survey completion, automate survey verification and ensure quality.

Our approach creates youth employment opportunities, while also increasing the quality of data collected through the deep contextual understanding and existing community relationships of our young, local data collectors.

We are currently in our pilot phase running out data collection in a single district in the Arusha region. During this pilot we will be field testing our data collection tools, and our network of youth data collectors to produce meaningful, trustworthy datasets that empower organizations to make data-driven strategic decisions. The pilot is being generously funded by Data Local Impact Innovation Challenge (DLIIC) under there Window 3 grant.

DLIIC aims to engage, support, and connect Tanzanian innovators, developers, and solution providers to each other and to opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives. To learn more, click here to visit our website