Exciting, challenging, frightening times: global health, development and the stuff of innovation

Speaker: Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Time & Date: Monday 29 February 2016, 5.30pm

Venue: Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Event-url: https://crawford.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/6893/2016-harold-mitchell…

Dr Dybul has worked on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and administrator. After graduating from Georgetown Medical School in Washington DC, Dybul joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he conducted basic and clinical studies on HIV virology, immunology and treatment optimisation, including the first randomised, controlled trial with combination antiretroviral therapy in Africa.

Dybul became a founder of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and was appointed as its leader in 2006, He served until early 2009.

Before coming to the Global Fund, Dybul was co-director of the Global Health Law Program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

The Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual Lecture Series, of which this is the fourth, has been created to provide a forum at which the most pressing development issues can be addressed by the best minds and most influential practitioners of our time.

AFRICAN FOOD AT ANU: Saturday 20th February

The ANU African Student Association (ANUASA) has posted this on Facebook

“PARSA Big Day is happening tomorrow at 10AM, Saturday 20 February at Fellows Meadow (directly opposite Chifley Library).

ANUASA will be taking part in the Big Day by cooking and serving African dishes at our own stall. So please come along and support us. There is plenty of good food and fun to be had! ”


“Law and governance in sub-Saharan Africa’ – Masters Course offered at ANU is open for enrolments

The course is offered intensively over 4 days in Canberra in Spring (September). Through online portals we distribute readings etc. Note that people can enrol in this course without needing to be enrolled in a Masters programme. They receive certification from the ANU (and credit towards any eventual Masters in the law, governance and development area). This link explains the course overview and details – http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/2016/course/LAWS8071.

Contact: Associate Professor Jolyon Ford jo.ford@anu.edu.au for further details – https://law.anu.edu.au/staff/jolyon-ford ”

From the University of Canberra Rugby and Football Research Webpage

“The Rugby and Football Research Centre undertakes research projects which examine best practice in rugby and football codes. The Centre aims to better understand areas such as performance analysis, talent identification, coaching, fatigue, training load monitoring, injury management and strength and conditioning.”
” Academic collaborations include the universities of Cape Town and Pretoria in South Africa, and the University of Saarland in Germany.”


Devpolicy News reports that
‘Registrations for the 2016 Australasian Aid Conference (10-11 Feb) have already broken the records set in the last two years. Make sure you register as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Less than two weeks to go!
If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, check out this recent blog from the conference convenors’

2016 Australasian Aid Conference: third time’s the charm

The conference program can be accessed by the link at

There are at least three program items covering Africa:

  • The Overseas Development Institute on Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation on Cameroon
  • Murdoch and Lilongwe Universities on Zambia and Malawi

Also of interest to Africanists is then launch of the findings of the 2015 Australian Aid Stakeholder Survey at the Crawford School, ANU, at 9.40am on Feburary 11th. To register for this event see: