Islamic Relief Australia is looking for a Program Officer- Local and International;
To work closely with the Program Director and Program Coordinator in developing IRAUS Programs based on our strategic priorities primarily for Australia and some focus internationally.
Ability to deliver, monitor and evaluate the programs undertaken.
To work closely with the Program Coordinator in developing humanitarian and development projects in Australia and across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and Asia Pacific; ensuring programmatic coherency.
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Title: The nitrogen legacy: the long-term effects of water pollution on human capital
‘The fallout of nitrogen pollution is considered one of the largest global externalities facing the world, impacting air, water, soil, and human health. This paper combines data from the Demographic and Health Survey data set across India, Vietnam, and 33 African countries to analyse the causal links between pollution exposure experienced during the very earliest stages of life and later-life health.’
Date & time
Tuesday 29 June 2021
Online via Zoom
Speaker: Esha Zaveri, World Bank
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The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a Canberra-based think tank, produced a special Africa Day edition of their podcast last month, including interviews with Australia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Gita Kamath, Kenya’s permanent representative of Kenya to the United Nations Martin Kimani, and HRW’s Laetitia Bader.
The Tigrayan-Canberra Community have advised Emerita Professor Robyn Alders of the Hidden Genocide exhibition at Parliament House. ‘The exhibition about the war in Tigray will run on 21st June 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Dame Enid Lyons Alcove.
This showcase will be based on current news, documentary film, and photographs taken in Tigray. There will also be a display on Tigray’s history and culture. Visitors will gain a greater grasp of the war’s complexities and the ability to take action to help put an end to the conflict.’
This is a pre-registered event; please use the link below link confirm your attendance.
The Convenor of the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry has advised that the recording for Dr Ibrahim Abraham’s “Truth and Reconciliation: South Africa and Victoria” webinar given on 8 April, 2021, is now available at
A free Book on African Women:
From the press release:
“In Her Words: African Women’s Perspectives on Gender Equality,” is a collection of essays that are equal parts thought provoking and witty from young women across the African continent and the diaspora.”
“In collaboration with the publication team of Agbowó, this free anthology will be made available to the public on International Women’s Day – March 8th. In the meantime, please follow the journey across the social media channels.”
In its May 2021 Blog Highlights the ANU’s Devpol News has refers to a podcast on Somaliland, a country that does not officially exist. See
More information on the fourth Anthony Low Commonwealth Lecture is available on the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific website http://asiapacific.enu.edu.au
Topic: How to eliminate human trafficking and modern slavery
from our 21st century world.
Speaker: Julie Bishop, Chancellor of ANU and former Australian Foreign Minister.
Date: Thursday, 27 May
Location: Lotus Hall Auditorium Theatre, Australian Centre on China in the World,
Building 188, Fellows Lane, Canberra
This is a free event open to the public. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration is
essential and numbers are limited. Please join us for light refreshments after.
At present there are no plans to stream it
2021 SOUTH AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
12th – 24th May
‘We are bringing to your homes 17 remarkable films’
‘What kind of tickets are available?’
‘You can either buy a Festival Pass which will grant you access to all of the films (A$60 for an individual or A$80 for more than 1 person viewing films), or you can purchase individual tickets for each film you would like to view $8 (for an individual) or $10 (more than 1 person).’
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ANU School of Demography Seminar
Date and Time: Tuesday 20 April 1.30-2.30pm
Location: Room 1.23 RSSS Building and By Zoom (details below)
Presenter: Dr Helen Suich
Title: Measuring individual-level multidimensional poverty in South Africa
The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is a gender-sensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty, assessed across 14 economic and social dimensions of deprivation. I this seminar, I will introduce the IDM as an individual measure of multidimensional poverty, and provide highlights from the South African country study. Data was collected from more than 8,500 individuals across South Africa, in 2019. I will provide examples of how this innovative tool can provide rich insights into the different patterns of deprivation, and use the data to highlight some of the important differences in the experiences of men and women and across age groups. I will present data from a range of dimensions which illustrate how individual-level data enriches our understanding of multidimensional poverty and can better inform poverty reduction policies and programmes designed.
Helen Suich is an independent researcher, focusing largely on issues of poverty alleviation, rural development and natural resource management, and the design and evaluation of projects and programs designed to achieve these goals. Helen worked as a senior research fellow in the IDM programme at ANU, and led the IDM South Africa Country Study.
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Meeting ID: 895 2018 9486
Additional Resources provided by Helen Suich
There are a wide range of resource available for those who are interested in the results of the South African survey and the methods used for the analysis. There are six briefing notes, describing the results for the main sample, as well as the analyses by gender, by age group, by disability status and by rural/urban locality. The sixth summarises the South African country study and the revised data analysis methods. Accompanying documentation includes reports describing the revised methods in detail, as well as providing all of the revised results. A comprehensive report published in May 2020 summarises the initial analysis of both the main sample and the purposive sample, which is available here. There is also a series of videos, one summarising the South African country study, one for the overall results of the main sample, based on the revised analysis methods, and one each describing the results by gender, age, rural/urban locality and disability status.
More information about the ANU-led Indonesia study can be found here.
Public Seminar: History matters – Implication for Agricultural Research for Development in Southern Africa
Speaker: Henning Bjornlund, Research Professor in Water Policy and Management at University of South Australia. Since 2013 he has worked on a Research for Development project funded by ACIAR and lead by ANU
Date: 1pm, Thursday 29 Apr 2021
Venue: Frank Fenner Seminar Room
141 Linnaeus Way, Acton ACT 2601,
Also available online via Zoom
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