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Kathomi Gatwiri PhD Spearheads Groundbreaking Research on African-Australian Integration

by  Africa Media Australia

In the realm of academia and social advocacy, the name Kathomi Gatwiri PhD shines brightly as a beacon of progressive change. As one of Australia’s preeminent African-Australian scholars, Gatwiri’s dedication to unraveling the complexities of racial dynamics and fostering community integration has earned her widespread acclaim.


In her capacity as the academic advisor for the African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC), Gatwiri plays a pivotal role in shaping research agendas and designing programs aimed at addressing pertinent issues affecting the African Australian community. Her recent endeavor, the “We Belong Here” report, stands as a testament to her commitment to illuminating the challenges and triumphs of African Australians in their journey towards integration.




The We Belong Here report, a culmination of rigorous research and analysis, encapsulates ten key findings that shed light on the multifaceted nature of discrimination, integration, policing, education, and health within the African Australian demographic. Speaking on the significance of the report, Associate Professor Gatwiri emphasized, “Racialised exclusion permeates both policy and practice, complicating the resettlement and integration experiences of individuals of African background.”

At the core of Gatwiri’s work lies a profound dedication to employing strength-based, solution-focused strategies aimed at nurturing positive integration experiences for members of the African community. Her steadfast advocacy for inclusive policies and proactive measures underscores her unwavering commitment to fostering a more equitable and harmonious society.



Through her groundbreaking research and unwavering advocacy, Kathomi Gatwiri PhD continues to inspire meaningful change, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of Australian academia and social activism. As her work reverberates across communities and institutions, Gatwiri stands as a beacon of hope for a future defined by inclusivity, understanding, and unity.

The full report can be accessed here 

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