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- Diaspora conference breaks new ground
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Diaspora Action Australia recently held its second Friends Event of 2015 in Melbourne.
- Women Advocating Change
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.