We assist, advise and partner with organisations, supporting them to collectively engage, connect and empower people to have a voice on the issues affecting their communities.
ABC International Development is the international development branch of Australia’s national public broadcaster, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). We are part of the ABC International division and part of the Asia-Pacific media community with specialist staff in Australia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Myanmar.
We recognise the role of media and communication in the development of positive social and behavioural change. We provide expertise, training and program support to media, civil society and government organisations in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, in partnership with development assistance bodies and international donors, such as the Australian Government’s overseas aid program.
Our aim is to help communities, often through the media, to identify and address the barriers and facilitators to development issues, where information access, public dialogue or attitudinal and behaviour change are goals. We support, connect and empower locals in the decision-making process that affects their lives using inclusive media, open communication, information, education and knowledge sharing.
This utilises the ABC’s strengths in public broadcasting, educational broadcasting, emergency broadcasting, rural/agricultural broadcasting and organisational management. It reflects the ABC's role as a broadcaster in our region and our commitment to regional relationships, as an active member of Asia-Pacific and global media bodies.
Partnerships, support and training
The ABC is a ‘Registered Training Organisation’ within Australia’s vocational education and training system and is qualified to structure, develop, deliver and assess programs to offer both on-the-job training and formal tertiary qualifications.
Support and consultancy is provided in all areas of comprehensive media development and Communication for Development (C4D), including organisational management, broadcast and media-related production for television stations, radio stations, online and mobile media, print media, universities and education institutions.
Assistance is also provided to civil society and government as part of an effective communication dynamic between govt-media-citizens. Collectively they play a critical role in generating demand for better governance, service delivery and social inclusion.
Areas of focus
Management and governance
Technical and broadcast management
Support and administration