AIGI is a unique, ground-breaking initiative. We develop resources, expand the governance knowledge base, and create networks and mentoring opportunities while taking care not to duplicate existing services.

We establish partnerships and form strategic alliances with existing service providers and research institutions. This helps us to achieve our core objectives with a more integrated, collective impact.


Our research partnerships drive a strategic research agenda based on community needs – including case studies, theoretical and practical models, and innovations within the Indigenous governance space.


These collective impact relationships include:

  • program alliances – including collaborating on specific projects
  • knowledge partnerships – including sharing of information and collaborative research activities
  • strategic relationships – including high-level advocacy and enhanced dialogue
  • strategic partnerships identified in our business plan.


Partner with us

We welcome opportunities to cooperate and collaborate with companies, organisations and individuals who align with our core values to deliver on our objectives and goals.


If you are interested in exploring how we could work together to deliver effective and legitimate Indigenous governance on the ground, reach out to us via our ‘Contact us’ page.

Our partners
BHP Foundation has been a long-term supporter and valued partner of AIGI. With the invaluable support of the BHP Foundation, we implement a tailored program of work that makes a meaningful difference in fostering Indigenous governance practice. We deeply appreciate the strong and collaborative relationship we have built with the BHP Foundation, as it empowers us to create lasting positive impact with Indigenous communities.
AIGI is proud to partner with Reconciliation Australia over many years as RA were a key partner in the establishment of AIGI. We continue to collaborate on the Indigenous Governance Awards. We value the ongoing partnership with Reconciliation Australia as we work together to advance Indigenous governance and foster positive change with Indigenous communities.
The Annamila Foundation was an important early supporter during AIGIs foundational years funding our core operations. Their invaluable support enabled us to establish a robust foundation. We extend our deepest gratitude to the Annamila Foundation for their pivotal contribution to the growth and development of AIGI.
AIGI recognises the strong connection between governance and leadership and works collaboratively with AILC on occasion. AILC provides accredited training in Indigenous leadership, mentoring, business governance, as well as specialised programs focusing on leadership skills and mentoring.

AIGI brings a lens to the work that is deeply technical and founded in the global movement. Through AIGI’s connection to Common Roots Common Futures, universities, leaders, and so on ... they bring that knowledge to Indigenous people in Australia and ‘inject’ it into the governance ecosystem.

(Participant, AIGI Impact Study, 2022)

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