Engineers Without Borders Australia’s upcoming event – Making an Impact Summit will held on 14 December 2015 in Melbourne.
The Making an Impact Summit is a showcase of the role that industry, academics and students can play in creating positive social outcomes. Meet EWB Challenge’s National Finalists, hear about cutting edge EWB university research, and learn more about innovative corporate approaches to social impact. Continue reading
Pollinate Energy has opened applications for the next Young Professionals Program in April 2016. The programs will be held in their second and third cities, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Pollinate Energy is a social business lighting up the lives of families living in India’s city slums by helping them access clean energy technology – like solar lanterns. They recently took out the ‘one to watch’ award at the Australian Social Enterprise Awards as they continue to scale their impact across India.
The Young Professionals Program is a chance for you to be part of that growth. You will spend two weeks in India with this dynamic socially driven startup. Together with your team of international and local professionals, you will use your knowledge to help Pollinate Energy overcome their most pressing business challenges, while learning about the problems faced by local entrepreneurs and families who are living in the slums of India’s major cities. You will also attend training sessions equipping you with the skills you need to visualise career progression and to succeed in senior roles.
Are you the next agent for change? Applications close 31st October, for more information and to apply click here.
“The Pollinate Energy Young Professionals Program is a ‘must do’ for anyone even remotely curious about changing the world for the better. I learnt more about India, poverty, social business and myself during the 2 week program than I have in the last 2 years!”
– Holly Hyder, YPP 2013, Pollinate Energy Ambassador
IWC Masters students on a field trip to North Stradbroke Island
Full-tuition scholarships ($49,920) to study the Master of Integrated Water Management next year. Closing date: 1 October
The IWC Master of Integrated Water Management is designed to give participants the technical, managerial and leadership skills they need to tackle complex water management challenges in a more effective and integrated way. The degree is jointly delivered by leading industry practitioners and lecturers from IWC’s partner universities. Three specialisation streams are available including ‘International development’; ‘Urban water’ and ‘Water, land and people’. Continue reading
Dave Husy (left) and Adam Valvasori (right) taking questions from the audience. Photo by Dan A’Vard – Opencage Photography
Tumultuous Times: Aid Cuts & Partnership Impacts
Tuesday May 5th, 6-8pm, Donkey Wheel House Melbourne
Event summary by Kelly Rae
Disproportionate cuts to the Australian aid budget announced last December mean that Australian NGO’s are already starting to axe international programs, with a devastating impact on their partner organisations and communities in which poverty alleviation programs have been operating. With further aid cuts expected to be announced this May, NGO’s are in limbo, many starting to alert partner organisations that programs may have to be scaled down or ceased all together. The impact on partnerships, long term programming, and the people that they work with, will be profound.
Guest writer: Celeste Ward
Spain’s commitment to increasing it’s foreign aid in the 2000s was incredible. Spain was itself a recipient of international aid until the late 1970s before becoming the worlds sixth largest bilateral aid donor, increasing it’s aid from less than $2 billion to almost $7 billion in only six years.
In crossing this boundary, from aid receiver to giver, Spain entered a period of prosperity. The country secured a status and place in ‘The west,’ strengthened its links with Latin America and established new connections with Sub Saharan Africa. In 2004, 21% of Spain’s gross bilateral aid went to Africa, this rose to 27% in 2008, but Latin America received the majority; with 44% in 2004 and 49% in 2008. Continue reading
The Development Circle is proud to support the Campaign for Australian Aid.
As Australians, through Australian aid, we have played a key part in the international efforts of halving global poverty, helped reduce the number of children dying each year, provided access to vaccinations against the diseases of TB, HIV and malaria and helped millions of girls and boys get an education. It’s not something that you see or hear about very often, but you’ve helped to make the world a fairer place for all, and that’s something you can be very proud of.
That’s why we’re for Australian Aid.
Now is a critical time for us to stand up for the life-changing work of Australian Aid, which is helping people living in poor communities to build a fairer future.
There have been unprecedented cuts to Australian aid in the past year and it has lost the bi-partisan support it once held. The Australia Aid campaign aims to build greater understanding and support for Australian aid by showcasing its effectiveness in countries around the world.
Now, more than ever, Australia needs strong support behind the life-changing work of aid.
Add your voice to the movement committed to a brighter future for Australian Aid.
The Campaign for Australian Aid is a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge coalitions.
This campaign is for all Australians who believe we can and should do more as a nation to end extreme poverty around the world.
For more information and to join go to http://www.australianaid.org/
Will you be in Melbourne for Christmas? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on the hallowed turf of the MCG on Boxing Day AND support a great cause? Well here’s your chance!
CARE Australia is heading to the Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day Cricket Test at Melbourne’s MCG and we need a helping hand.
Time: Approximately 1.5 hour shift in the afternoon
Place: Melbourne’s MCG
What you’ll be doing: Handing out information about CARE’s work … and having fun!
In exchange, you’ll receive a free one-day ticket to the cricket (Boxing Day, 26 December).
If you’re interested: please send us a quick email with your contact details (mobile and email) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About CARE: CARE Australia is an Australian charity and international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on empowering women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.
As we step into 2015, The Development Circle is excited to announce a bold new vision for its future. Building upon the outstanding work of our existing Circles around Australia, The Development Circle is embarking on a concerted effort to establish a greater sense of national unity by creating new opportunities for collaboration between our State groups.
National network and new website Continue reading