Action on Poverty (AOP) celebrated its 30th Anniversary of working in Vietnam on Friday 22 March with a gala event in Hanoi.
“Our success over the last 30 years has been due to our ability to adapt to change to address issues of greatest need,” said Mr John Kell, Chair of Action on Poverty.
“We couldn’t have done this without the support of local communities, our partners and donors. We look forward to continuing to do this for at least the next 30 years.”
AOP started working in Vietnam in 1989, and was then known as the Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific Limited (AFAP). It was the first Australian NGO to open a representative office in Vietnam in 1996.
AOP in Vietnam is best known for its pioneering work in developing community-based biological control programs for dengue fever in Vietnam.
From this work in the health sector, AOP in Vietnam expanded its programs to agriculture, water and sanitation, food security, climate change, livelihoods, and governance.