Promote trade and cultural exchange as a platform for the enhancement of strategic links between Australia and Arab countries.
The AAISA aims to be a self-funding institute with the support of partners and sponsors.
The Director of AAISA will be responsible for the day to day running of the Institute.
The role of Director involves:
At times and for certain projects, the Director may act as a project advisor or principal investigator if the project is within the scope of expertise.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors will be comprised of high level representatives of external stakeholders in Australia and the Arab World. The role of the Board is to provide strategic direction, expertise and contacts for the AAISA. The Board will meet quarterly and may comprise representatives from:
In order to sustain the AAISA and to maximise the potential to develop its profile in the Arab world, it is essential to draw on interest of external stakeholders through the development of partnerships.
The Arab embassies in Australia will provide in kind support to the AAISA. AAISA will, where possible, undertake events that coordinate with official visits by Arab Ambassadors and/or Ministerial delegations.
Australian Government and Industry
The Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI) will provide in kind support to the AAISA and will assist in the coordination of events.
Austrade (the Australian Trade Commission) in Perth and in the Arab World are keen supporters of the AAISA. Austrade offices in both countries are aware of the AAISA initiative and have indicated their willingness to provide support by facilitating travel, contacts, meetings and video linkages with key people in the region.