African-Australian Organisations and Resources

  • Australia Awards for Africa scholarships – provides academic scholarships to undertake Master Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas to nationals of Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
  • Africa Media Association (AMA) – a media advocacy company that focuses on showcasing positive stories from African-Australian communities in response to the ongoing and overly negative portrayal of these communities in the mainstream media organisations in Australia and beyond.  AMA is involved in  “advocacy journalism” and seeks to use the media (openly and transparently) as an instrument to pursue positive social changes for Afro-Australian communitesAMA also organises the Victorian African Community Awards (VACA). The VACAs are an opportunity to highlight the invaluable contribution that various individuals and organisations make to African-Australian communities by adding value to the lives of many and making Victoria a better place to be. VACA also provides an opportunity to celebrate leadership, entrepreneurship and service to the community, as a means to encourage younger African-Australians to go for their dreams and achieve their full potential. Nominations for the awards can be made at the AMA website.
  • Africa Australia Infrastructure Conference – Africa Australia Infrastructure Conference (AAIC) is a business enabling international forum that is focused on building business relationships between African and Australian Infrastructure stakeholders. AAIC is a one-stop international conference designed to present every delegate with a great opportunity to meet and interact with African and Australian infrastructure decision-makers drawn from key sectors.
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Africa section – contains details of Australian diplomatic and political ties, humanitarian assistance, and trade relations with African states.
  • Celebrate African Australians inc – a group dedicated to profiling and celebrating African-Australians who make significant contributions to their local and national communities.

Other resources of interest

Momey, Power & Sex: The Paradox of Unequal Growth
It’s not all black and white – An African story

Australia and Africa: A new commitment
Reflections on the life and times of African refugees in Australia
Sudanese Community History Project online – Migration Heritage Museum NSW
Australian embassies, high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices
Foreign embassies in Australia
Speech to Australia-Africa Business Council, by Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd