Maitri means friendship in Sanskrit. The Centre’s flagship Maitri programs aim to deepen and grow education, cultural and policy connections between Australia and India by supporting greater sectoral collaboration, creative exchange, scholarships, and policy and academic discourse.
There are four separate Maitri programs:
- Maitri Cultural Partnerships
- Maitri Grants
- Maitri Fellowships
- Maitri Scholars Program
The Centre’s broader programming nurtures discussion between government and civil society through annual policy dialogues and events; promotes greater market understanding for Australian businesses; and draws on the capability of Australia’s Indian communities to support stronger trade and investment ties.