Researchers and innovators
Action on Poverty helps researchers test, implement, and scale their innovative solutions to poverty alleviation.
Innovation isn’t just a buzz word – it’s vital if we’re to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. From developing climate-smart crops to addressing vector-borne diseases – new approaches and technologies have incredible potential to drive down poverty.
Action on Poverty helps its research partners – including universities, research institutions, tech developers, and innovators with game-changing ideas – engage with developing communities, establish operations in-country, and deploy their research where it’s needed most.
Obtaining legal status, ensuring compliance with local regulations, and managing business operations in a foreign country are major barriers for Australian researchers. By partnering with Action on Poverty, you can work with an experienced not-for-profit that will manage the business end of your work, so you can focus on the research.
We help our research partners to:
- explore the practical applications of your research in developing communities
- connect with local governments, partners, and communities
- manage in-country business operations, including HR, procurement, and community engagement
- comply with local laws and regulations
- comply with best practice in development, including DFAT and ACFID standards
- access additional funding.
Eliminating dengue with the World Mosquito Program
Action on Poverty is proud to partner with Monash University and the World Mosquito Program (WMP) – a not-for-profit initiative working to protect communities around the world from mosquito-borne diseases. AOP has helped WMP establish and operate its Asia hub in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which supports projects in Asia and contributes to global operations.
Action on Poverty helped us get the WMP intervention into Vietnam three years sooner than what would otherwise have been possible. We’ve been very fortunate to be able to work with Action on Poverty. They have been like an older brother showing us how to contribute positively to Vietnam.
Prof Scott O’Neill, World Mosquito Program (WMP)
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