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Australia and the South Pacific

While economic growth and improvements in the engagement of young people have held steady in some parts of the region, including some of the most prosperous societies in the world, much progress remains in connecting young people, integrating them into the global economy, and tackling new and existential challenges.

Australia and the South Pacific

For a more sustainable future

While economic growth and improvements in the engagement of young people have held steady in some parts of the region, including some of the most prosperous societies in the world, much progress remains in connecting young people, integrating them into the global economy, and tackling new and existential challenges.

In many regions of the South Pacific, geographic isolation, poverty, and conflict continue to hinder societal progress, hurting young people most. Progress in this region depends on unlocking the engagement, dynamicism, and potential of its record generation of young people. With access to global education and integration into the global economy, they can lead the integration of impoverished communities into the global economy and construct more sustainable and less resource-dependent economic systems. They can connect isolated communities to the rest of the world, to the benefit of all people. Empowered as community leaders and civic participants, they can uphold stronger political systems and tackle the region’s challenges, old and new.

In particular, climate change represents a specifically challenging and existential threat to countries and people across the South Pacific. Children and youth, as part of the generation that will have to contend with its impacts, must be included in decision-making processes, empowered to act, and able to make their voices heard. 

The IAYG family is proud to work in partnership with the people of Australia and the South Pacific, regional governments, the private sector, and civil society to empower a generation of young people in building a sustainable, prosperous future for all of the region’s people.

 

Our Operations in Australia and the South Pacific

The IAYG family’s operations in Australia and the South Pacific include operations across all primary sectors of work. Our commitments to the region include close collaboration with regional governments, community-based organizations, civil society, academic institutions, and young people themselves. Learn more about our primary sectors of work

As the region-level oversight organization of the IAYG family in Australia and the South Pacific, the Regional Directorate for Australia and the South Pacific facilitates communication between country offices, helps oversee their work, and leads the general commitment of IAYG family institutions and partners across the entire region. 

The Office of the Director is responsible for general leadership of the IAYG family in the region. Additionally,  four deputy offices report directly to the Office, and are responsible for leading facets of the IAYG family’s commitment to the region:

  • The Office of the Deputy Director for Administration oversees relationships between country offices, region-wide programmatic administration, and regional strategic direction. As the most senior deputy organization, the Office additionally exercises extensive oversight over programmes conducted at local and national levels in the region.
  • The Office of the Deputy Director for Partnerships and Government Relations oversees joint coordination and region-wide partnerships with governments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, private sector, and other stakeholders. To learn more about the IAYG family’s legacy of partnerships, click here
  • The Office of the Deputy Director for Programme Development oversees the IAYG family’s programme, in-kind assistance, and joint-venture programme pipeline across the region. The office is responsible for programme development across every sector of work in the IAYG family.
  • The Office of the Deputy Director for Communications and Accountability is responsible for communications, community relations, and transparency in operation across the regional branch. In its capacity ensuring accountable governance, the office works closely with the IAYG family’s Office for Accountability and Accessible Governance (OAAG). Learn more about our commitment to transparency and accountability here.

Alphabetical Listing of Countries and Regions

The Regional Directorate for Australia and the South Pacific oversees all country offices, programmes, institutional partnerships, and partnerships in the following countries and areas. Additionally, the Directorate is responsible for relationships with Latin American and Caribbean governments, civil society partners, and other IAYG family relationships.
Please note that the names and designations shown below and in the map are for reference purposes and do not imply endorsement by the IAYG family.
 
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Anguilla
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Regional Directorate for Australia and the South Pacific
Communications, Transparency, and Public Relations Desk
asp@iaygfamily.org
 

Enquiries about partnerships are handled by the Office of the Deputy Director for Partnerships and Government Relations, and should be directed to asp-pgr@iaygfamily.org.

IAYG family media partners should contact Ms. Jaimie Ding (jaimie.ding@iaygfamily.org). To learn more about regional media contacts, click here.

Queries relating to governance, accountability, corruption, and/or ethics should be made here.

To contact the Directorate for Australia and the South Pacific with regard to programme information or general enquiries, please fill out the form below:

Contact the Regional Directorate for Australia and the South Pacific

 

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