About Us

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a culturally diverse leadership body that enhances African-Australian relationships through information exchange, consultation, capacity building, support and policy advice.

Our Approach
We seek to: Engage key stakeholders to strengthen representation and support of African-
Australian communities in policy and decision-making and to increase communication and engagement with African-Australian communities 

Be pro-active and consultative advocates, acting as a conduit for information
exchange with and between African Australian communities thereby increasing the
credibility, visibility and voice of African Australians in the wider Australian
community to foster belonging, creativity and connectedness with the wider
Australian community.

Our Key Areas of Work
Our key work areas include, but not limited to:

1. conducting and enabling evidence-based advocacy on issues of importance to African-
Australian communities with and amongst researchers, universities, the media, and domestic and international community organisations

2. increasing access to existing evidence about issues of importance to the African- Australian community in Victoria and Australia, and increasing the capacity of African-Australian leaders to lead evidence-based advocacy

3. contributing to the generation of new evidence about issues of importance to the African-Australian community in Victoria and Australia

4. identifying gaps and pathways for a diverse group of skilled African-Australian leaders, thus creating leadership and opportunities development within and amongst African-Australian communities

5. leveraging the three tiers of Australian government; the diplomatic community; business and corporate leaders by providing leadership pathways, skills, mentorship, experience and practice through our business corporate leadership program (African Leadership
Development Program)

6. strengthening connectedness and resilience by collating, analysing and disseminating
evidence about effective community-led initiatives amongst and with and amongst  African-Australian communities; the media; the three tiers of Australian government;  and researchers to foster bias-free public information and awareness of diverse mutual benefits of co-existence and economic contributions from African-Australian communities

7. fostering creativity and innovation with a view to showing and promoting the diverse
creativities and industrious efforts within African-Australian communities and

8. providing appropriately suitable guidance on innovation and uptake of opportunities in the wider community.

Organisational Structure
The African Think Tank is a not-for-profit non-government registered organisation as an
umbrella organisation for African Australians by enhancing relationships with the
community, business and Government through representation, advocacy and support
initiatives. Members are opened to and welcomed from all African communities and its
affairs are directed by 9 elected board members.

The ATT Inc. Board consists of— (a) a President; and (b) a Vice-President; and (c) a
Secretary; and (d) a Treasurer; and (e) Ordinary members (if any) elected under Rule 53.

The ATT Inc. and their affairs are directed by 9 elected board members.
Membership is open to all African communities.

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