The Australian Government established the Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF) in 2010 to support capacity building efforts of partner
governments and institutions in Africa.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade manages the AAPF.
The AAPF's goal is to develop partnerships between Australia and African countries and institutions that contribute to achieving African
To attain this goal, the AAPF seeks to:
- build effective partnerships for the sustainable achievement of African development priorities; and
- build and promote effective working relationships between Australian and African governments and institutions.
Activities primarily focus on agriculture and food security,
mining governance and public policy - sectors in which
Australia has significant experience and expertise. Facility activities include: training; study tours; secondments and other professional
development assignments; joint research; and short- and long-term advisory support.