Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Annual Australia Forum 2 November 2020 (Online)

Join us for the annual AAUN Australia Forum 2020 (online) during national Australia Africa Week!

About this Event

The annual Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Australia Forum 2020 will be held fully-online on Monday 2 November during national Australia Africa Week.

Co-convened by the UWA Africa Research & Engagement Centre(AfREC) and AAUN, the 3-hour interactive program will explore how to secure and enhance Australia-Africa research and education partnerships in the context of COVID-19, as well as showcase the AAUN’s successful collaborative research projects and Africa-focused research and engagement centres.

Event Program

Please view the final program here

Background Papers

Please view Speakers’ bios and abstracts here

Speakers’ Recorded Presentations

Prof Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor, University of Pretoria; Co-Chair (Africa) AAUN

Prof Amit Chakma, Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia

Prof Eeva Leinonen, Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University

H.E. Dr Kate O’Shaughnessy, Australian High Commissioner to Mauritius

H.E. Mr Isaiya Kabira, Kenyan High Commissioner to Australia and Dean, Africa Heads of Mission in Australia

A/Prof Richard Vokes, University of Western Australia

Prof Hettie Schoenfeld (University of Pretoria) & Dr Meighan Bruce (Murdoch University)

Prof Prem Ramburuth (UNSW), Dr Melody Mentz-Coetzee (University of Pretoria), A/Prof Nasima Carrim (University of Pretoria)

Prof Cheikh Mbow, Director, Future Africa Institute, University of Pretoria

Dr Janet Dzator, Director, Centre for African Research, Engagement and Partnerships (CARE-P), University of Newcastle

Mr David Doepel, Chair, Africa Research Group, Murdoch University

Mr Haileluel Gebre-selassie, Convenor, Africa Research Engagement and Enterprise Initiative (AREEI), University of Melbourne

Dr David Mickler, Director, Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC), University of Western Australia


Please register here by 23 October to engage with our university leaders, diplomats and researchers from Australia and Africa! Upon registration you will be sent the Zoom event link and password.