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The VIACARE Initiative

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Created 12 May 2013 - 11:19

So... what is the VIACARE initiative?
In a nutshell, VIACARE is a program that is aimed at providing practical solutions and responses to the endemic problem of mismanagement and corruption in international aid.  Just visualise a bucket being filled with aid money and that money is flowing out through holes in the bottom. That’s the problem. VIACARE is a solution designed to identify those leaks, patch the leaks and to encourage donors to keep putting their money into that bucket!
VIACARE is an acronym that stands for: Verify, Inspect, Assess, Certify, Advise, Report, Endorse.
Broadly speaking VIACARE is a consultancy service seeking to analyse, identify and address problems within development organisations and offer practical solutions. One of the ways we achieve that is by offering our partners a customised mobile app as a tool for field workers. The app prompts them to provide thorough, detailed (and verifiable) documentation of all project activity in the field.  By introducing smart phones as a tool for field workers, we now have the capacity to achieve the following outcomes:

The benefits of the VIACARE system are many:

The VIACARE initiative also offers the following consultancy services:

Allan Weatherall
Consultant, The VIACARE Initiative

Alternative Concepts (Australia) Pty Ltd
PO Box 111, Charlton. Vic 3525. Australia.
Phone: +61 418 319 368 [1] [2]



About the Founder: Allan Weatherall is also the founder of Friends of Uganda Worldwide (1996 – 2005) and has served in the field of foreign aid and community development in Africa for the last 17 years. For the last 9 years he has served as advisor and communications consultant for JENGA Community Development Outreach – a UK based charity that works in and around the regional centre of Mbale in Eastern Uganda. He has also worked on small projects in Kenya and other parts of Africa.  Allan has a long history of Christian service, both in pastoral leadership and also in serving Christian mission agencies in Australia through his own design company since 1983.


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