In an attempt to extend stronger ties with India, The Australia India Council (AIC) has announced a grant of Rs. 3.32 crore to 11 new projects that will be focused on women social entrepreneurs and an innovative programme on social children.
The collaborations with the Indian organistions will be conducted by the two institutions, Western Sydney University (WSU) and the Australian National University (ANU).
Announcing the grant last week, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said, “I announce this year’s Australia India Council (AIC) grant recipients for projects which will build new innovative linkages and provide sustainable collaborations between Australia and India.”
A series of workshops for Australian and Indian women social entrepreneursolwill be conducted by the Western Sydney University (WSU), while the Indian version of its Young Persons Plan for the Planet programme will be assisted by ANU. The aim is to empower students to collaborate nternationally on delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Furthermore, in collaboration with the the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Adelaide, ANU will organise a three-day OzAsia festival, to celebrate the heritage of India through stories.
The Australia India Council is a government body that broadens the India-Australia relations by promoting awareness and understanding between the people and the institutions of both the countries.