The Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Incorporated (PA3i) is the umbrella organisation of scholars and graduates of formal degree and non-degree training programs offered by Australian universities and training institutions. It was pioneered by the Public Affairs Section of the Australian Embassy on September 20, 2000.
Initially, PA3i was organised to promote lifelong relationships among individuals who benefited from Australian training and education. At the same time, it sought to contribute in strengthening Philippine-Australian relations by supporting the programs of Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in the country.
Over time, this objective has evolved into a collective desire to engage members in socially-relevant discourses and activities, and in harnessing partnership opportunities not only with AusAID but also with other institutions (national and at a chapter level). With this objective, the organisation was able to contribute in addressing common knowledge gaps and in mainstreaming cutting-edge technologies and replicable practices. Since then, PA3i has become a platform for the alumni to collectively participate in the growing number of socially-relevant projects. PA3i likewise aims to transcend territorial boundaries in advocating educational linkages with other Australian universities and institutions.
All of these form the new PA3i agenda on top of traditional activities like establishment and strengthening of alumni chapters, participation in Australian embassy activities, local and overseas alumni conferences, and promotion of Australian education and continuing education program for members.
On January 9, 2001, PA3i was incorporated as a non-stock and non-profit organisation duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Association consists of fifteen (15) board members. AusAID, through the Philippines-Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF), provides financial and logistical assistance to the association while its activities are supported and complemented by the Australian Embassy in Manila, among other partners.
A dynamic, internationally-linked national network of Australia-educated and trained Filipinos who are prime movers of positive change.
Accelerate positive change among members, workplaces and communities by synergizing PA3i’s expertise and diversity.