AAUN Annual Australia Forum and AGM 2021-22

The Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Annual Forum and AGM 2021-22 will be held on 10-11 February 2022 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. The reason of course is the continuing Covid uncertainty, with border and city lockdowns.

The Board of AAUN Ltd, meeting on Thursday 2 September, unanimously passed a resolution that we postpone the AAUN Forum and AGM which was scheduled for 4-5 November 2021, to 10-11 February 2022 in Canberra. This three month postponement should allow the pandemic to recede, the vaccine rollout to succeed – and for us to meet in Canberra with a hybrid attendance (face to face, say 100; by zoom from Africa and elsewhere, say 150).

We welcome our members, colleagues, guests and other leaders in the field of Australia Africa relationships to join us. We expect up to 100 expert participants from academia, government, diplomats, business and agencies.


Please view the Forum program here

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

Background Papers


Please register via this link for the AAUN Australia Forum 2021-22. Closing date 1 February 2022. Please note it will not be possible to register after this date.


We expect up to 100 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 December 2021. 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 January 2022.


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 QT Hotel, Canberra, which is near ANU.

QT Hotel address: 1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601

Hotel booking via this link

Conference Venue:

Moot Court, Law School, Australian National University (Canberra)

Transport to and from the conference venue

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

Knowledge Partners



Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Forum and AGM
Date: 10-11 February 2022
Venue: Moot Court, Law School, Australian National University 
Contact: A/Prof Grace Liu
Email: aaun@unsw.edu.au