The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government's international aid and development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Craig Hawke has recently stepped up to head the New Zealand Aid Programme. He has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an array of roles since 1989, most recently as Director – Partnerships Humanitarian and Disaster Management Division, so many of you will already know him. Read more
The Vanuatu Inter Island Shipping Support Programme, supported by the government of Vanuatu, the New Zealand Aid Programme and the Asian Development Bank, is focusing on robust shipping infrastructure and maritime safety for Vanuatu. Read more
A one year programme can be a great opportunity to develop new skills or gain new qualifications with limited disruption to an awardee’s professional career. Find out more information about qualifications that are designed to take no longer than one year to complete.
New Zealand Crown Research Institute 'Plant & Food Research' has been working with the New Zealand Aid Programme since Janauary 2013 on a project that will help farmers in Vietnam enhance both their farming practices and the value of their produce.
Dragon fruit, Viet Nam.
“I no longer live in the dark as I can afford to buy fuel for the lamp,” says one woman in this delightful video which takes you into the heart of work done by the Salvation Army in Kenya West - work that is significantly changing the lives of the more than 8,000 women it involves.
Salvation Army in Kenya West.
Chris Meade, the first VSA/Downer NZ volunteer goes on assignment in Timor-Leste this month.Chris is Downer NZ’s executive general manager of human resources, who has volunteered to spend four weeks reviewing the HR functions at ChildFund Timor-Leste in Dili.
Children playing in Timor-Leste.
“If there is anything I can do for the Sherpa people, what do you think that would be?” Sir Edmund Hillary asked a Sherpa in early 1960. The Sherpa immediately replied, “Burra Sahib (big Sahib), our children have eyes but they are blind and cannot see. Therefore, we want you to open their eyes by building a school in our village of Khumjung.”
Sir Edmund Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust in 1965.