Australian High Commission
Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Mali, Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

Australian Aid in West Africa



The Australian Government’s development cooperation program, Australian Aid, supports the creation of pathways out of poverty through human development and inclusive economic growth.


Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities. Australia Awards promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our partner countries. 

Australia Awards Scholarships aim to:
-  develop capacity and leadership skills to enable recipients to contribute to development in their home countries
-  build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels.

Awards include:
-  Australia Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level
-  Australia Awards Short Courses, to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors
-  Australia Awards Post-Doctoral Fellowships, to engage in research activity in fields including, agricultural productivity, health and/or science and technology. 

Further information about Australia Awards is available here.


The Direct Aid Program

Photo: an ICT lab and equipement funded through the 2017 Direct Aid Program. 

Accra Direct Aid Program: Applications closed

The Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana is pleased to advise that applications for the Direct Aid Program 2018 have now closed. Applicants who have progressed to the next stage have been notified.

We received around 250 applications from Ghana and our eight other countries of accreditation. As in previous years, the 2018 DAP round was highly competitive; we received many more high-quality applications than we could possibly support. 

Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we are unable to individually notify unsuccessful applications or to provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications. 

We wish to thank all applicants for the hard work you put into your applications. 

For more information on the DAP, including information on the next round, you are welcome to visit our website periodically:


Australian NGO Cooperation Program

The Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) is a unique grant program which provides funding to accredited Australian-based international development NGOs to support their work in developing countries.

Established in 1974, the ANCP is the Australian Government's longest running and largest NGO program. In 2014-15 the ANCP provided $134 million to 48 accredited Australian NGOs to deliver more than 600 development projects in over 50 countries. The projects are in a range of sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, food security and civil society strengthening.

ANCP is a partnership between the Australian Government and accredited Australian NGOs. It recognises the unique strengths that NGOs bring to development activities, which both complement and strengthen Australia's overall aid efforts. NGOs have particular expertise, networks and reach to support the poorest and most vulnerable in communities. For over four decades, this partnership has contributed to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in some of the world's poorest countries.

Further information on the ANCP is available here.