Australia-NEPAD partnership tackles AU vision for Regional Infrastructure - In 2012 African Heads of State approved the continent-wide Program for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) to develop key infrastructure corridors to better integrate the continent. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is partnering with NEPAD Planning & Coordinating Agency to support public sector project managers ...
Monday, 7 July 2014
Breaking the mould: Promoting gender integration in the mining industry - Globally, mining is still perceived to be a ‘boys club’. This is the case in most resource-rich African countries. Evidence suggests that while the benefits of extractive industry projects are captured primarily by men, women often bear a disproportionate share of sector-related social, economic, and environmental risks. ...
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Australia partners with Ghana to address mining law and policy challenges - The Australian Government is supporting collaboration between the law schools of the University of Ghana and the University of Western Australia to develop a mining law and policy ‘executive-level short course’ in Accra. The International Mining for Development Centre has brought the two law schools together, with support ...
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Diplomacy training fosters learning and partnerships - The Australian Government continues to strengthen diplomacy and foster friendship with, and between, African countries through an on-going series of trainings for diplomats in Africa.
Ten diplomats from Cameroon, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Egypt, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia have been ...
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Australia gives Ghana ‘food for thought’ on farming systems - Sub-Saharan Africa has struggled to achieve food security. Almost one in three people in the region suffer from hunger. Consequently, food insecurity is an ongoing challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa, and causes national and regional instability.
Whilst Australian farmers on average produce enough food to feed 20 people, African farmers ...
Australia's partnership and development program in Africa
The Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF) is an initiative of the Australian Government to facilitate relationships and development
cooperation with African governments and institutions. It is one of the key pillars of Australia's aid and development program in Africa.
The Facility responds to requests from African partner governments and institutions to provide training, study tours, short-term advisory
support and funding for capacity building programs, particularly in the areas of mining governance, agriculture and food security and
public policy reform.