The AIYD is aimed at developing new avenues for collaboration and partnership between Australia and India, and strengthening existing ones, through the power and vision of the youth in both countries. With almost two-thirds of India’s population under the age of 30, India is one of Australia’s largest sources of permanent migrants and the second-largest source of international students.
As the primary youth organisation in the Australia-India relationship, the AIYD has been surging forward in the following areas:
Encouraging cross-cultural experiences and facilitating people-to-people links.
Facilitating interactions between young leaders to illustrate how soft power and public diplomacy can be a catalyst in promoting Australia-India relations.
Promoting and facilitating collaboration amongst young leaders from Australia and India.
Advocacy and engagement in issues and opportunities in the Australia-India relationship.