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1 Allanah Banning Manager,

2 Who are we: The (IBDU) is a project management team that has been set up to bring together Griffith University s world class education and expertise to provide specialised extended and short term non-award and professional development programs for international bodies, as well as management of international development programs both home and abroad. IBDU has had over 20 years of success and expertise in designing, delivering and managing customised training, capacity building and institutional strengthening programs.

3 Our services include: Provision of support for the tender process and project management of successful Development Assistance and Non-Government Organisations bids. Delivery of management and logistical support of specialised short courses and professional development programs Support and Assistance on obtaining Professional Development Visa (PDV)*

4 Our Services: Overseas Projects Project Design Phase Design programs that best meet the client requirements Project Implementation Phase Provide personnel / equipment to deliver offshore projects Project Evaluation and Report Assess and report the outcomes

5 Our Services: Short Courses Customised academic program to suit client s specific needs Government and industry site visits Accommodation and Leisure activities Health Insurance Counselling and pastoral care Travel arrangements

6 Examples: Short Courses Numerous courses for International Government Organisations such as: Science Education Training Program for MoE, Bangladesh Austral-Asia Study Immersion Program, Volda University, Norway UAE Military High School English / Math / IT short course PELAT, United Arab Emirates HCMC TV Education and Training, Vietnam Short Courses - China, Philippines, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bhutan, and Thailand

7 Overseas Projects Language Education Pilot Project, Kiribati value $1.95M Kiribati Australia Nursing Initiative, Kiribati value $18m Current AusAID Proposals Vietnam - Communist Party Anti-Corruption Training Program Australia Awards for Africa - Short Course Awards Proposal: Occupational Health and Safety in the Resources Sector

8 AusAID Funding schemes The following AusAID funding programs provide further opportunities for Griffith to get involved in Australia's aid program. Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) Pacific Public Sector Linkages Program (PacPSLP) Australia Awards for Africa

9 Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships Develop leadership, address priority regional issues and build partnerships and linkages with developing countries Global program that complements AusAID s scholarship program. Fellowships do not lead to academic qualifications. Available across a broad range of fields relevant to Australia s foreign policy agenda or development issues Aid themes: Disability, Disaster risk reduction, Economic growth, Education, Environment, Food security, Gender equality, Governance, Health, Human rights, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals, Mine action, Regional stability, Rural development & Water and sanitation

10 Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships Individuals cannot apply for an ALA Fellowship directly. Applications are restricted to Australian organisations demonstrating ongoing linkages with counterpart overseas organisations in eligible countries, through MOUs Prospective fellows identified by Australian organisations must be professionals already in leadership positions or have a potential to assume leadership roles that can influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes. A maximum of $35,000 per Fellow is available which can include: flights, course costs, accommodation, stipend, insurance etc.

11 Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships Eligible Countries are:- Asia Pacific Burma (Myanmar) has been included in the list of eligible countries. We will be accepting applications for programs that relate to Burma in Round 8. Latin America and Caribbean Africa Iraq and Palestinian Territories For a list of eligible countries

12 Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships Current or Past ALA Fellowship Public Health Leadership in Climate Change Adaptation (Various) Champions for Change in Environmental Management and Clean Technology (Mexico) The Indonesian and Australian Management and Sustainable Development Leadership Program (Indonesia) Public Health Leadership Capacity Building Program (Vietnam)

13 Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) & Pacific Public Sector Linkages Program (PacPSLP) Aims to improve public sector capacity for governance and management for nationally determined development outcomes in selected partner Asian and Pacific nations. PSLP offers departments and agencies of Australian federal, state and territory governments, as well as Australian public universities, the opportunity to compete for grant funding that will: transfer capacity building skills and expertise to their public sector counterpart institutions in partner countries support strengthening of sustainable development-focused public sector bilateral and regional linkages

14 Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) & Pacific Public Sector Linkages Program (PacPSLP) Activities must: have a primary developmental focus comply with AusAID development policy guidelines on gender and development, poverty reduction, environment and sustainability clearly identify sustainable benefits to the partner country be planned and implemented jointly with the counterpart organisations concerned. Activities will be delivered mainly in the form of technical assistance and training and can include: institutional strengthening and/or capacity-building in partner countries short-term training in either the partner country or Australia in-australia secondments and work attachments secondments of Australian staff in the partner country applied policy research, feasibility studies and small projects (excluding basic research)

15 Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) & Pacific Public Sector Linkages Program (PacPSLP) Amount Funded: Grants are generally, but not necessarily, between $50,000 and $250,000. PSLP (2 3 rounds annually and PacPSLP funded annually). Duration: Proposed Activities generally will be self-contained and be from 3 to 36 months. Activities should be long enough to transfer capacity building skills and build sustainable development-focused linkages. PSLP is administered by a dedicated PSLP Secretariat in Canberra. It is flexible and responsive and can meet the different needs of: its diverse range of users and target countries the varying significance of particular sectors, issues and approaches the requirements of evolving Australian whole-of-government priorities.

16 Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) & Pacific Public Sector Linkages Program (PacPSLP) Current PSLP & PacPSLP (tendered) Consolidating the Mainstreaming of Environment and Sustainability in Policy and Plan Development (Bhutan) Healthy settings for Healthy communities: Building support and capacity for Health Promotion and Preventative Health (Solomon Islands)

17 Australia Awards for Africa (AAA) - Short Course Awards The Australian Government offers two types of short term Australia Award opportunities available for African nationals: ALAF & SCA. Short Course Awards are available in the only following fields : Agriculture International Diplomacy Mining Organisational Development Public Private Partnerships Technical and Vocational Education and Training Policy Reform and Teacher Skills Upgrades Trade Policy, Analysis and Negotiation

18 How to contact us? Web: Who to contact? Ann Hammond Ann Wilkinson Michelle Walker Anne-Maree Moody KANI Allanah Banning Sharmilla Aboosally Ben Judd Rico Erwin- KANI

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