National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
The establishment of the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH) resulted from a 1986 review of Australian public health teaching and research undertaken for the Australian government by Dr Kerr White from the Rockefeller Foundation. Their research has been characterised by a multidisciplinary approach building on the five disciplines of epidemiology, statistics, sociology, health economics and demography. They have tackled a wide range of problems from Indigenous mortality to hospital financing to arsenic poisoning from groundwater in Bangladesh to obesity.
NCEPH also offers a Visiting Fellowship through the John C Caldwell Endowment
“Founded in 2003, Aspen Medical is an Australian-owned, award-winning, global provider of guaranteed and innovative healthcare solutions across a diverse range of sectors including Defence, Resources, Government and Humanitarian. We offer our clients a flexible service wherever it is needed – from a single paramedic to a full-spectrum solution involving a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, ambulances, medical facilities, equipment, consumables, pharmacy products, procedures and aero-medical evacuation services including the company’s own aviation assets. We operate across Australasia, the US, Canada, Europe, the Gulf Region, and have recently commenced operations in Africa. Currently, we own and manage a clinic in Monrovia, and are exploring a number of other opportunities in Libya and Gabon.”
Phone: 02 6203 9500 F: 02 6232 4738
Suite 17C, 2 King Street, Deakin ACT 2600
PO Box 231, Deakin West ACT 2600
Australia Africa Business Council – NSW Chapter
“The AABC aims to be the preferred source of information on and introduction to doing business with Africa. We aim to unite the business communities on both continents, fostering partnerships and linking networks.
The council aspires to be a thought leader – sharing new ideas, news, opportunities and projects with its members, as well as facilitating professional networking in a social atmosphere through our regular events.
The AABC works closely with counterpart organisations in Africa, such as the South African Australian Business Association and has close links with the Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa.”
In Australia the AABC collaborates with organisations such as:
o Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
o African Professionals of Australia
o South African High Commission
o African embassies
Australia Africa Universities Network
“The Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN) is a group of leading universities in Australia and Africa, connecting researchers and academics through institutional partnerships in order to address challenges facing both continents.
Led by Professor John Hearn from the University of Sydney and Professor Cheryl de la Rey from the University of Pretoria, the network fosters the growing relationship between Australia and Africa by building on current educational links between the continents.”
Australian International Food Security Research Centre
The Australian International Food Security Centre (AIFSC) is an Australian Government initiative that sits within the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). A strategy for the AIFSC has been developed for the 10-year period 2012–2022. It identifies the scope and most effective areas of focus to deliver greatest impact for food security and the operations and delivery mechanisms to achieve these. The strategy is our response to and builds on the priorities, gaps and research capabilities identified through consultations with Australian, African and international stakeholders. The AIFSC has an international focus, recognising the significance of food security to developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific region. However, initial focus has been given to advancing food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.
38 Thynne St Fern Hill Park, Bruce, ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA
GPO Box 1571 Canberra, ACT, 2611 AUSTRALIA
+61 2 6217 0500
African Professionals of Australia
The African Professionals of Australia (APA) is a non-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to empower professionals of African origin to reach their full potential in their respective professions. This includes providing a platform to pursue and achieve continued professional relevance and impact to the Australian community at large. APA is one of the largest African organisations in Australia with a current membership of over 500. The organisation is dedicated to the personal and professional success of African-Australian professionals and has in place several programs and initiatives aimed towards maximum utilisation of available resources to achieve its intended objectives. APA offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities and career placement services. APA has Chapters in the ACT, New South Wales, and Western Australia.
African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific
The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) is a national network of academics, students, consultants, activists, diplomats, artists, community leaders, and others who share a mutual interest in the promotion of African Studies in Australasia and the Pacific region.
AFSAAP produces a newsletter and a journal (Australasian Review of African Studies), as well as hosting an annual conference.
*ANU’s Christina Kenny was the winner of the 2013 Monash/AFSAAP Postgraduate Prize for her essay ‘Cultural Practice as Resistance in the British Colony of Kenya’.
CARE Australia is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. CARE Australia was established in 1987 and in 2014 managed aid projects in 23 countries, including eight countries in Africa.
Their work includes improving household food security and resilience by increasing agricultural productivity in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Tanzania; improving communities access to safe drinking water and improved health through better sanitation in Zimbabwe; and providing life-saving relief to communities affected by humanitarian emergencies in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Niger.
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: +61 2 6279 0200
National Archives : Canberra national office
‘The Archives is responsible for caring for the most significant records of the Australian Government. Most of these records were received, created or kept by government agencies. The archive consists of tens of millions of items, and includes records about immigration, military service, transport, Indigenous Australians, science and the environment and much more.’ The RecordSearch enables researcher to look for information on specific countries such as Rhodesia and Zimbabwe.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
PARKES ACT 2600
Tel: (02) 6212 3600, Fax: (02) 6212 3699
PO Box 7425, CANBERRA BUSINESS CENTRE ACT 2610
‘The Archives is responsible for caring for the most significant records of the Australian Government. Most of these records were received, created or kept by government agencies. The archive consists of tens of millions of items, and includes records about immigration, military service, transport, Indigenous Australians, science and the environment and much more.’ The RecordSearch enables researcher to look for information on specific countries such as Rhodesia and Zimbabwe
Royal Commonwealth Society ACT
“The COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS is a voluntary association of more than 50 independent sovereign states, each responsible for its own policies, consulting and cooperating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT meet every two years at summit level (CHOGM). Australia has hosted three CHOGMs – Melbourne, 1981, Coolum, 2002 and Perth 2011. For more information on the Commonwealth, visit www.thecommonwealth.org. The Commonwealth Foundation works to strengthen the ‘People’s Commonwealth’. For more information on the Commonwealth Foundation, visit www.commonwealthfoundation.org
The aims and objectives of the Royal Commonwealth Society and its affiliated Branches are:
to support and promote the Principles of the Commonwealth;
to organise activities including hospitality in order to bring people together and encourage friendship and understanding within the Commonwealth, particularly amongst the young;
to encourage and promote through educational and research activities the increase in the spread of knowledge about the peoples and countries of the Commonwealth.
The Canberra Branch is an autonomous body but is affiliated with the Royal Commonwealth Society (UK) and, through it, with all RCS Branches throughout the Commonwealth. Members are entitled to Temporary Overseas Membership of the Royal Commonwealth Society (UK) and the use of the London Club facilities. For more information on the world wide RCS, visit www.rcsint.org.
Membership is open to any person resident in the ACT who is prepared to support the aims and objectives of the Royal Commonwealth Society ACT Inc. There are concession fees for students and families. All members are issued with a membership card that will guarantee them a friendly welcome at RCS Branches in Australia and other Commonwealth countries.”
For Further Information:
Phone: 02 6258 3540 or 02 6281 6967.
Write: RCS PO Box 182, Civic Square ACT 2608.
Sub Sahara Consulting
“Sub Sahara Consulting was founded in 2009 and has two wings – an Australian wing providing civil engineering consultancy services in Canberra and an International wing facilitating investment primarily in East Africa and technology & skills transfer to Africa.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.subsaharaconsulting.com for more information.