AIF is a non political non for profit organization for Australian professionals of Iraqi origin regardless of their ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds and their political affiliations. It is an educational, cultural and technological organisation dedicated to fostering better understanding between the Iraqi and Australian communities by promoting informed discussion of critical issues concerning Iraq and Australia.
The AIF endeavours to hold periodic activities and meetings that serve as a forum for Iraqi and Australian specialists and scholars to discuss topics concerning Iraq and its people. As we are well aware, Iraqi institutions have endured more than three decades of neglect and isolation from international intellectual, technological, and administrative development. The rebirth of a new Iraq following the demise of the former regime of tyranny now requires not only reconstructing the country's basic infrastructure but providing Iraqis with the international links they need to help them rebuild their institutions after decades of neglect. An organisation like the AIF would help meet these needs through the promotion of educational, human rights, cultural and technical exchanges between Australia and Iraq.
AIF plans to liaise with the new institutions in Iraq that have taken shape in the new governmental institutions and other nongovernmental organisations "NGO's" and to help bring its members' professional skills to bear on educational, socioeconomic and technological needs of Iraq. It will initiate and assist in building linkages between Iraqi institutions and their counterparts in Australia in the areas education, health, agriculture and trade, and capacity building in human rights and good governance.
AIF Mission Statement
The AIF will support the objectives of building linkages between Australian institutions and their Iraqi counterparts by working through community action and other organisations, locally and internationally in the areas of education, health, agriculture, trade, and capacity building in human rights and good governance.