AAUN Annual Australia Forum and AGM 2021

The Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Annual Forum and AGM 2021 will be held on 4-5 November at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. The Forum topic for this year is “Universities and Governments:  Securities and Economic Development to 2030”.

This was originally designed for Canberra in March or July 2021, transferred to Africa Week in Perth for 30 August; and is now being relocated back to Canberra for 4-5 November. The reason of course is the continuing Covid uncertainty, with border and city lockdowns. We are at registration deadline time, but most speakers are unable to commit yet. Our first priority is to ensure the quality and integrity of the program: hence the decision for postponement to 4-5 November.

We welcome our members, colleagues, guests and other leaders in the field of Australia Africa relationships to join us. We expect up to 80 expert participants from academia, government, diplomats, business and agencies.

Program

Please view the Forum program here

NOTE: In interests of environment and cost, there will be no printed programs.

Background Papers

Registration 

Please register via this link for the AAUN Australia Forum 2021. Closing date 25 October 2021. Please note it will not be possible to register after this date.

Participants

We expect up to 80 expert participants from academia, government, diplomats, business, agencies. We are pleased to welcome guests and observers from cooperating networks and NGOs to the AAUN AGM meeting.

Speakers, Panelists and Chairs

Please send your 200 word bio, and 200 word abstract to A/Prof Grace Liu at aaun@unsw.edu.au by 15 September – after which the program is closed. The bios and abstracts will be edited and circulated, with selected background papers and the final program. If you wish to recommend a brief background paper, please do so.

PowerPoint Presentation: If you choose to use PowerPoint, please ensure your presentation is strictly within the time allowed. We advise a maximum of one slide per minute. Please email your presentation to aaun@unsw.edu.au by 15 October 2021.

Host

We are grateful to the Australian National University (ANU) for co-hosting the AAUN Forum, and for sponsoring part of the program. 

AAUN Conference Hotel

AAUN Conference accommodation will be at a hotel near ANU. Further information will be provided shortly.

Conference Venue (To be confirmed)

Transport to and from the conference venue

The hotel will be very close to the conference venue. It will be walking distance between the hotel and conference venue.

Knowledge Partners

                 


Contacts

Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Forum and AGM
Date: 4-5 November 2021
Venue: The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
Contact: A/Prof Grace Liu
Email: aaun@unsw.edu.au