Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations

The Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR) was launched by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop, on 4 September 2015. AGAAR has been tasked with informing Australia’s thinking and policies on Africa.

AGAAR’s membership reflects the broad nature of the contemporary relationship between Australia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Its members are drawn from business, academia, civil society and the public sector.

Members of the Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations

Photo of Dr Nadine Shema, Mr Henry Olonga, Dr Casta Tungaraza, Ms Santilla Chingaipe, Dr Ralph King, Ms Lisa Sharland, Mrs Di Fleming and Dr Mary Kimani.
AGAAR meeting on 24 May 2019 in Canberra. From left to right: Dr Nadine Shema; Mr Henry Olonga; Dr Casta Tungaraza (Chair); Ms Santilla Chingaipe; Dr Ralph King (DFAT ex officio); Ms Lisa Sharland; Mrs Di Fleming; Dr Mary Kimani. Credit: Joanne Stirling, DFAT.
Group photo of AGAAR members and the African Diplomatic Corp.
AGAAR members met with the African Diplomatic Corp at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra 24 May 2019. Credit: Joanne Stirling, DFAT.


Last Updated: 3 October 2019
Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR)

Contact us

  • Mail:
    AGAAR Secretariat
    Middle East and Africa Division
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    RG Casey Building
    John McEwen Crescent
    BARTON ACT 0221
  • Phone: (02) 6261 2078 or 6178 4073
  • Email: agaar@dfat.gov.au