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Research Support on Fundraising Platform for Helping Acid Attack Survivors in Africa

United States

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: United States
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

Morobe Development Foundation Inc. is a leading Internationally recognised NGO based in Lae Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea who has the vision to help young people reach their full potential by utilizing their hidden talents in community development initiatives so they can realize their potential and become a role model in the community. MDF was established to address a broader and more diverse range of objectives and work through the use of dance, music and drama, MDF’s primary aim is to ensure that women participate equally in decision making in any project undertaken, including projects related to Ending Violence against Women, and promoting Human Rights with a aim to support the Government and UN their Development Goals. MDF, in collaboration with Online Volunteers engaged through the UNV's Unified Volunteer Platform (UVP), has also undertaken various scientific research studies related to the environment - forest cover loss, land use land cover change, the influence of various parameters on surface waters, and coastal shoreline turtle habitat loss. These projects included the participation of various experts and researchers from diverse fields across various countries across the globe - ranging from marine biology, biodiversity conservation, PNG community management, remote sensing, and land use policy among various others. MDF is managed by a management committee, which is made up of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, Secretary, the Treasurer, the Project Coordinator, Community Development Officer, and a male and female member of the foundation, and ensures that women participate equally in decision making. We at MDF assert that we have the required skill sets, knowledge, established international network, and the necessary foundational work to undertake projects successfully.


Morobe Development Foundation Inc. is committed to ending violence against women, promoting human rights and supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To accomplish this purpose, Project Back to Job was started by MDF in 2017 with the mission to help acid attack victims (persons with disability) resume a normal life. Project Back to Job has been implemented by MDF through online volunteering support. Project Back to Job aims to establish that we will not let acid attacks corrode lives. This is aimed to be accomplished by various means such as education, technical empowerment, awareness, providing aid, etc.

Task description

Africa is a key focus area for reducing poverty. The online volunteers will provide support for fundraising research and implementation for helping acid attack survivors in Africa. The various sub-tasks to be performed include: a) Research on the situation of acid attacks in Africa - priority countries and focus b) Research on platforms that can be used for fundraising purposes for supporting acid attack survivors in Africa c) Research and try to connect with survivors in Africa with focus on understanding impact on the victim, needs, future career aspirations, how aid can be extended NOTICE Online Volunteers will not be asked or requested to solicit donations or funds from third parties under this online assignment.

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