Yearly Archives: 2018
- A report from the second Diaspora Learning Network seminar held in April.
In times of crises Diaspora engagement takes on a multitude of forms and one of them is crisis response, where the communities play an…
- Welcome to our new Executive Director – Denise Goldfinch
Diaspora Action Australia (DAA) warmly welcomes Denise Goldfinch to the role of Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to have Denise join our organisation. She brings an incredible…
- Farewell to Denise Cauchi, our Executive Director and Co-Founder
After nearly a decade working with Diaspora Action Australia (DAA), our Executive Director and Co-Founder Denise Cauchi has decided to leave her position and open a new chapter in her life. Advocate, diplomat, leader, mentor, teacher, supporter, protestor, questioner, confidante, are some of the words that many may use to describe Denise. Her charming and engaging personality, her colourful and vibrant appearance, and her immense zest for life brightened up our office days. You’ll be missed dearly by all of us, Denise!
- “What makes diasporas unique for me is their passion to make a real difference.”
David Nyuol Vincent, Director of Peace Palette, was one of three facilitators at Diaspora
Learning Network’s (DLN) Peacebuilding and Reconciliation seminar held on 24th
February at the University of Melbourne. Speaking about how real change can be
effected in their countries of origin, David went on to say that “it’s crucial to get
credibility in a very complex political surrounding. We must have a very clear agenda
and focus area.”
- “Sport for Peace” in South Sudan: Play Sports, not War
Imagine a world where rivalries are settled through sporting competitions instead of violence. Wishful thinking? Not at all. Our longstanding colleagues at Peace Palette, a non-government organisation based in Twic State, South Sudan, and Melbourne, Australia made it a reality.
- The Story of Sandra Chestnutt is Opening a New Chapter
Sandra Chestnutt, our beloved and irreplaceable Community Engagement Coordinator, leads a rich and admirable life. She has worked in some of the toughest countries in…
- Congratulations Denise Cauchi, Order of Australia Medal
On behalf of the Board and everyone at Diaspora Action Australia (DAA), I would like to congratulate our Executive Director, Denise Cauchi on recently being awarded the Order…