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.
Voices for Action. Inaugural Forum on Diasporas and Afghanistan Posted December 18, 2015
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.
A new group takes a fresh look at development in Africa Posted October 8, 2015
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).
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.
Women Advocating Change Posted July 20, 2015
How do you engage the media? Develop an advocacy strategy? Become a confident public speaker? Feel comfortable in a leadership role? In May and June, DAA’s Women Leading Change program organised four free workshops on these topics.
CELEBRATE REFUGEE WEEK 14 – 20 June Posted June 12, 2015
“On this World Refugee Day, everyone should remember the things that connect all of us – our common humanity.” – United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres
Community Tool Box: Advocacy and Lobbying Posted June 3, 2015
In this series of blogs we look at some of the key tools that diaspora organisations and individuals can use in their efforts to promote peace, human rights and development.
Cuts to Foreign Aid: what it means for Australians Posted May 15, 2015
“The Australian Government and its people have often been humane and quick to lend a helping hand” – Kot Monoah, Chairperson of the South Sudanese Community Association of Victoria