As the Director of DAA, from time to time I am asked to serve in an advisory capacity with other organisations. My most recent appointment is to a new body, the Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR).
A new group takes a fresh look at development in Africa Posted October 8, 2015
Diaspora conference breaks new ground Posted October 20, 2016
The Diasporas in Action conference, on 26-27 September 2016, marked a turning point in how we in Australia think about the role of diasporas in
United Nations Grants Oromia Support Group Australia the UN Special Consultative Status Posted August 30, 2016
Oromia Support Group Australia (OSGA) has received UN special consultative status, a significant achievement for the NGO. The status allows the organisation to attend UN
Forum calls African diaspora to make their mark in the economic sector Posted August 25, 2016
On July 22, 2016, Diaspora Action Australia (DAA) participated in the inaugural Australia Diaspora Engagement Forum (ADEF). The forum, hosted by the Australia Zimbabwe Business
Learn, Achieve, Give Back and Leave an Impact. That is what Shabnam Safa is doing Posted March 7, 2016
To mark International Women’s Day we profile Shabnam Safa, one of the many inspirational women we get to work with at Diaspora Action Australia.
Voices for Action. Inaugural Forum on Diasporas and Afghanistan Posted December 18, 2015
Diaspora Action Australia (DAA) strives to help diaspora groups effect change in their countries of origin, as well as to highlight to government agencies and international NGOs the important work that these organisations do.
DAA brings DFAT and African diaspora leaders together Posted November 17, 2015
Diaspora Action Australia hosted a roundtable discussion with Mr Matthew Neuhaus, Assistant Secretary, Africa Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and African diaspora leaders in Melbourne on October 28.
Groups share stories and knowledge for mutual empowerment Posted October 25, 2015
Often, the best way to learn is through stories: people share knowledge and form communities through this elemental form of communication.
OSGA highlights human rights issues with the United Nations Posted September 16, 2015
Oromia Support Group Australia (OSGA) has voiced its concerns about the plight of Oromo refugees with the United Nation’s key refugee agency, the UNHCR.
Lensa’s story about Oromia and her search for her mother Posted August 7, 2015
Diaspora Action Australia recently held its second Friends Event of 2015 in Melbourne.