Sunday, 19 August 2012

Rwanda : Australian Special Envoy Set For Rwanda Visit

Flag map of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda : Australian Special Envoy set for Rwanda visit
The Special Envoy of the Australian Prime Minister, Bob McMullan, with the Australian High Commissioner to Rwanda, Geoff Tooth and the Rwandan Minister of Natural Resources, Stanislas Kamanzi will hold a media roundtable on Tuesday 21 August 2012 at 8.30 am.
At the meeting the Special Envoy will provide a briefing on Australia’s growing aid engagement in Africa, with a special focus on launching the Australian Mining for Development Assistance to Rwanda.
Australia has more than tripled its development assistance to Africa since 2007. By 2015-2016 it is estimated sub-Saharan Africa will receive A$500million a year.
Australia’s development cooperation with Africa seeks to make a practical and unique contribution in areas where we have experience and expertise: natural resource management (particularly mining), agriculture and food security, maternal and child health, and water and sanitation.
Underpinning Australia’s assistance in these areas is a focus on helping build Africa’s own human resource capacity. This is being achieved through targeted technical assistance as well as a significantly expanded scholarships program, which aims to offer up to 1000 awards a year across Africa by 2012-2013.


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