Experts gather at ANU for 2019 Australasia Aid Conference

A wide range of topics, including the global response to climate change, the Rohingya crisis and the importance of Indigenous languages, will be discussed at a conference at The Australian National University (ANU) this week.

The issues will be analysed by researchers from across Australia and the Asia Pacific who are gathering for the Australasian Aid Conference.

Speakers at the conference include:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary, Frances Adamson (8.50 am Tuesday 19 February)
  • Former President of the African Development Bank, Dr Donald Kaberuka
  • President of the Center for Global Development, Masood Ahmed.

Now in its sixth year, the Conference aims to bring together academics to share ideas and promote collaboration.

The 2018 Stakeholder Survey – designed to obtain feedback on the effectiveness of the Australian aid program – will be launched at a plenary session on Wednesday 20 February, the final day of the Conference.

Media are invited to attend any or all of the presentations.

A full program is available online.



WHAT: 2019 Australasian Aid Conference

WHEN: 19–20 February, 2019

WHERE: Molonglo Theatre, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, Lennox Crossing, ACT


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