Years active: 2002 – 2014
The Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) program was a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aimed to strengthen mutual understanding and linkages between Australia and countries in Asia, the Pacific and Africa whilst making a positive contribution to development.
The program placed skilled young Australians (18-30 years) on short-term volunteer assignments of 3-12 months duration in developing countries. AYAD volunteers worked with local counterparts in host organisations to achieve sustainable development outcomes through capacity building, skills transfer and institutional strengthening.
Scope Global was contracted by the Australian Government to manage all aspects of AYAD between 2002 up until the retirement of the AYAD brand and program in 2014. After this time, Scope Global continued to manage the Australia Volunteers for International Development program until 2017.
Key AYAD facts: