David Twine is a passionate advocate for the role of RedR (as a vital partner of United Nations agencies) providing pro-bono advisory services in strategy, operational effectiveness, training, branding and governance.
RedR Australia relieves suffering in disasters by selecting, training, and providing competent and committed personnel to humanitarian relief agencies worldwide. Underpinned by values of accountability, integrity, empathy and collaboration, RedR provides skilled professionals and training to help communities in times of crisis. Much of their work involves supporting UN agencies during emergencies through the Standby Partnership Program, as the only Standby Partner in the Southern Hemisphere and Asia Pacific having deployed over 700 people to more than 70 countries.
RedR Australia has a thorough recruitment process for those wishing to join the Register, ensuring they select the most suitable people for the UN and other partner agencies.
I strongly recommend experienced professionals to contact RedR and explore how they can make a personal contribution which will be both valuable in terms of humanitarian assistance as well as personally enriching and rewarding.
Asia Education Foundation (AEF) is a joint activity with Asialink to promote Asian literacy within Australian schools. AEF strives for Asian literacy not only in language, but knowledge in geography, history, literature, mathematics, science and culture. Together with Asialink, AEF offers a multitude of programs for educators and principals to travel to the Asia, thereby expanding their knowledge in the region.
A major initiative of AEF is the Asia Literacy Ambassadors program, which partners professional business leaders with Australia’s education network especially at the secondary level. By sharing their stories, these skilled professionals educate students about the larger scope of employment opportunities available to Asia engaged individuals. I am delighted to be a part of this program and recommend others who have relevant Asian experience and credentials to consider making a personal contribution to enhancing Australia’s engagement with Asia in the spirit of the broader theme of Australia in the Asian Century.