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Message from the Australian Ambassador
Time has come for an updated message from me as Ambassador. Much has happened over the last few months. I was delighted to welcome an Australian Parliamentary Delegation led by the Honourable Warren Entsch to Zimbabwe in early August, visiting both Harare and Bulawayo. They saw our extensive development work in Zimbabwe and had excellent meetings with many political leaders from all parties.
They were followed – with much excitement – by the Australian Cricket team in their first visit in over decade. The match in which Zimbabwe beat Australia was an amazing occasion and a major boost both for cricket here as we look to the World Cup in Australia next year. Well done Zimbabwe! Australia has really done its part in engaging Zimbabwe and normalising relations. We now look for the Zimbabwe Government’s response, especially in moving to more investor friendly economic policies.
Meanwhile the economic relationship with Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing by leaps and bounds. I was delighted to welcome the Zambian Minister for Mines to Canberra in early September, and be with both the Zambian and Malawi ministers at the Africa Down Under Mining conference in Perth from 3-5 September. They had a wide range of meetings with important Australian investors. Zimbabwe, while invited, was notable by its absence among some 20 African Ministers for Mining from across the continent.
While back in Australia I was also delighted to meet with our dynamic Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and present her with a gift from Dr Luc Masururu and the children of Uvira District Rehabilitation Centre (DRC), which had been built with assistance from our Direct Aid Program. We have a wonderful photo from that occasion, which I am sharing with you. Our Foreign Minister is taking a keen interest in African issues and shortly after this visited South Africa, Mauritius and Madagascar. She has been to both Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past.
I am now looking forward to visiting Zambia later in October for its 50th Anniversary celebrations and the Australian Awards briefings for Zambian and Malawian postgraduate Award winners travelling soon to Australian Universities. Surely Zambia has much to celebrate at its 50th Anniversary, and I am proud that Australians have done much to advance its economic and social development.
Matthew Neuhaus, Ambassador
29 September 2014
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Following are video messages from Australia’s new Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Trade Minister Andrew Robb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq2zZB6pyvs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUXNx5tIec3oLCikLFzExaNA
Our Ambassadors video series features short interviews with Australia's official representatives overseas. DFAT operates Australia's official missions abroad, each of which is run by an Ambassador, High Commissioner or Consul-General. The series will provide an insight into the work of our representatives abroad, and some of the major issues they are confronting as they pursue Australian interests in the countries where they are working. View the interview with Ambassador Matthew Neuhaus, recorded August 2012.
Building toilets with PLAN in Malawi
In October 2013, Plan Malawi commenced a program funded by the Australian aid program’s Civil Society WASH Fund to address rural sanitation. They began work in Gulumba (Southern Mulanje District) and other villages to raise community awareness of faecal contamination and to encourage households to construct basic low-cost toilets. People were taught how to make basic toilets, but – unlike some other programs – were not given money or supplies to do this. The effort was their own.
Australian Aid funded project in Binga uses the power of gravity and the sun for clean water provision.
By Nora de Roon Hertoge, Research and Public Affairs Officer
In July I visited the Lubu Clean Water Solar Powered Scheme, along with Daniel Kark, Second Secretary Development Cooperation, as part of a delegation of donors seeing the results of funding for WASH programs in Binga district.
Lubu spring had been the source of water for the local Tonga community for years, serving an average of 200 families with clean water. However, the spring was located at the bottom of the Zambezi Escarpment, while most of its users were living on top.
Australia supports civil society organisations in Zimbabwe to achieve improvement to the sustainable livelihoods and well-being of communities
Media Release - 18 September 2014
On 16 September 2014, a delegation from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) visited the Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT) in Mutoko. CTDT is supported under the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) to achieve measurable improvements to the sustainable livelihoods and well-being of communities in Mutoko district in the Mashonaland East province. CTDT works in partnership with the Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific (AFAP).
Australian Embassy staff doing their bit for a cleaner environment
Australian Embassy staff joined the Ambassador and donned disposable gloves to participate in cleaning up our little corner of the world in Green Close, Borrowdale as part of the Clean Up the World Campaign 2014. The campaign runs from 19 to 21 September. Other embassies, which are part of the Greenmongers (a group of like-minded diplomatic missions actively involved in protecting the environment) will also be undertaking some form of GREEN initiative this weekend.