DevConcepts PH has solid experience in the management and delivery of development and capacity building programs and activities in the Philippines.
Our experience include managing the Australian Government Volunteer Programs in the Philippines, including the former Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) Program (2007-14), Volunteering for International Development from Australia (VIDA) Program (2007-11) and the current Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) Program (2011-present). From 2007 to 2014, we successfully supported around 300 Australian volunteers and we have worked with almost 200 local organizations in various organization development, capacity building and sustainable development initiatives.
We have successfully delivered numerous training programs and workshops for Australian volunteers and local organizations, including an Australian aid funded Host Organization Volunteer Programmatic Planning (VP2) workshop in September 2008. In August 2009, we hosted and organized an international workshop of In-Country Managers, Regional and Program Managers of Austraining International that was held in Manila and Tagaytay City, Philippines. In addition, we have been engaged to facilitate a number of visioning and strategic planning workshops for various local organizations.
In 2013, we successfully managed the conduct of a Program Perception Survey for the Australian aid program in the Philippines. This study involved the conduct of household surveys, key informant interviews and focused group discussions in 10 provinces in the Philippines, with close to 1000 respondents. This project was undertaken in partnership with Sustineo Pty Ltd. of Australia.
DevConcepts is also currently providing in-country support to two Australian Government scholarship programs – the Defence Cooperation Scholarship Program and the Endeavour Awards. Both Programs are managed by Austraining International.