What is AAMEP?

The Australia-ASEAN Muslim Exchange Program (AAMEP) connects young Muslims and emerging leaders aged 23-40 who are actively contributing to their communities in Australia and across the ASEAN region. The program delivery and design builds on the successful 20-year history of the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program (AIMEP).

For the first time in 2022 we are excited to be delivering the AAMEP as an entirely online program. Like the highly successful 2021 virtual AIMEP, the AAMEP will take place over 8 weeks in February–March 2022.

The program will expose delegates to the rich diversity of multicultural and Muslim communities in Australia and across Southeast Asia. The AAMEP provides delegates with the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, and intellectual, intercultural and interreligious exchange with fellow delegates and guest speakers, thus strengthening relationships between Muslim communities in Australia and across the region.

In 2022, the AAMEP will be open to young Muslims aged 23-40 from Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Brunei Darussalam. We welcome a range of individuals active in their communities and interested in learning about and connecting with the Muslim communities of other countries in our region. Past delegates have included community organisers, educators, scholars, activists, religious leaders, lawyers, artists, entrepreneurs, and many others representing diverse aspects of the region’s many Muslim communities.

The AAMEP is an initiative of the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is delivered by the cross-cultural consultancy group, AIC, based in Melbourne, Australia.

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