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The Australian High Commission currently hosts 33 Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development in Nairobi. Click here to read about one of their experiences.
The Kenyan Australian Alumni Association was launched on Tuesday, 30 April 2013. With over 300 prospective members, it provides a forum for networking and sharing ideas. The Association will also promote Australian scholarships and support development efforts in Kenya. For the full media release, please click here. Also read a feature story on the Alumni Association.
High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth with members of the Kenyan Australian Alumni Association which was launched on 30 April 2013 at the High Commissioner's Residence.
H.E. Geoff Tooth with members of the Kenyan Australian Alumni Association
High Commissioner HE Geoff Tooth opened the second meeting of the Global Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR) Research Alliance, held in Nairobi on 29 April 2013. PPR is a disease that causes high rates of mortality in sheep and goats, affecting the livelihoods of producers and limiting access to international markets. The event was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the African Union-InterAfrica Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and brought together leading local and international scientists to discuss the research needed to control the disease. AusAID is funding PPR research through a partnership between Australia’s peak scientific organisation, CSIRO, and the Biosciences east and Central Africa (BecA) - ILRI hub. For more information on the partnership, click here.
Australian High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth (front right), Dr Baba Soumare, Chief Animal Health Officer, AU-IBAR (front left) and Dr Jimmy Smith, Director General of ILRI (front centre), with local and international scientists at the second Global Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR) Research Alliance meeting.
High Commissioner HE Geoff Tooth congratulated eight businesses from across Africa who have received grants from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund’s Research into Business window, funded by AusAID. The grants will help the businesses to commercialise innovations in agriculture to increase productivity and create jobs and higher incomes to benefit poor farmers. In East Africa, projects include producing virus-free plant materials for bananas and improving productivity in the rose industry in Kenya, promoting essential oils as an alternative livelihood in Burundi, and sustainable commercial aquaculture in Uganda. For more information on AECF, click here.
Australian High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth with recipients of the AECF Research into Business Awards, attending an induction in Nairobi.
The Australian High Commission celebrated ANZAC Day on 25 April 2013. Click here to view photos of the service.
The AusAID Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) recently released its 2012 Annual Report, showing how Australian Government support to NGOs has increased in recent years with a focus on helping improve peoples’ lives and delivering more opportunities to the most vulnerable and poor. For the press releases which were released in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, please click here. Also click here for a news article on the release of the AACES Annual Report.
High Commissioner HE Geoff Tooth visited Mombasa from 3 to 5 April 2013 where he received the Australian warship HMAS Toowoomba at the port of Mombasa and held a reception for the navy officials. He also visited the Agano International Ministries greenhouse farming project (funded through the Direct Aid Program) in the Shanzu area of Mombasa and the Base Titanium mining project in Kwale. Click here for the press release on the visit to the Agano Ministries project. For more photos on the visit, please click here.
(from left) High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth, Deputy Navy Commander Brigadier Waweru, Defence Attache Colonel James Davey, and Commander Brendon Zilko the Commanding Officer of the ship
Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Davis attended the opening ceremony of the resource room at Daniel Comboni Primary School on 5 April 2013, which was funded by the Australian Direct Aid Program. Please click here to see photos.
- The Australian International Food Security Centre (AIFSC) within the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
is seeking an Administration Officer (AO) to support the AIFSC office in Africa. For a detailed description of the position and selection criteria, please click here.
- Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Hon Richard Marles MP, has announced humanitarian support for refugees in the Horn of Africa and South Sudan during his visit to Kenya's Dadaab camp and South Sudan on 22 January and 26 January respectively. Read the full media releases below.
- The Australian High Commission's Passports Section counter will now operate from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday.
- Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Bob Carr, has announced the Australian International Food Security Centre has established its first office in Africa - in Nairobi, Kenya. Read his press release here.
- The Australian High Commissioner to Kenya, H.E. Geoff Tooth, was interviewed on Australia's trade and commercial links, education and tourism exchanges, and Australia's assistance to humanitarian programs in the East African region. Watch his interview here.
- Australia has appointed Honorary Consuls in Tanzania and Uganda. For information and contact details, click here.
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