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Victorian African Communities Committee

An advisory body that informs the Victorian Government on how to improve social and economic outcomes for the state’s diverse African communities.

Victoria’s African-born population represents over 50 different nations, sharing unique experiences, skills and ideas that strengthen our state’s social, political, economic and cultural life.

The Victorian African Communities Committee (VACC) plays a critical role in ensuring that the advice and insights of Victoria’s diverse African communities are heard at all levels of government.

Members will also support the implementation of the Victorian African Communities Action Plan 2018-2028 and work together to shape the development of policies, projects and strategies that better respond to community needs.

Pauline Richards MP has been appointed to the role of Chair, continuing the work of Josh Bull MP who was fiercely committed to engaging and empowering Victoria’s African communities during his two-year term.

Supporting the Chair and providing leadership and guidance to the committee are Community Deputy Co-Chairs, Monica Forson and Tigist Kebede.

Meet the Committee