This Strategic Insight looks beyond our region and beyond China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative (BRI) to highlight how China is expanding its influence in Africa and the Middle East.
Despite trouble spots, there are grounds for long-term optimism in the development of African agriculture.
This report explores the correlation between the drivers of violent extremism and the different activities undertaken throughout a mining project’s life cycle in order to identify potential risks and opportunities.
This paper examines how the Australian mining sector should step up efforts aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in Africa.
When Facebook launched its 'Free Basics' app aimed at helping people without Internet access, they said that the app would serve as an “on ramp” to using the whole global Internet. This research by Global Voices suggests that in contrast to this claim, the app...
With the purported aim of saving lives at sea by preventing dangerous crossings, European governments have provided the Libyan coastguard with training and assets and have encouraged it to intercept refugees and migrant boats trying to reach international waters.
Drawing from in-depth interviews and existing literature on Kenyan constitutional reform struggles, this paper illustrates how alliances between the different identities and movements were forged to allow for a common struggle.
What effects do certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production have on household and individual well-being in low- and middle-income countries? This systematic review suggests the results are mixed, but identify contextual factors that may influence positive outcomes.
In 2017 it will be Australia’s turn to chair the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KP), an international organisation set up to regulate the trade in diamonds. Diamonds are a symbol of love, purchased to celebrate marriage, and it is therefore deeply ironic that the diamond...
Effective communication and advocacy activities are essential components in initiating change in education practices and policies. ACER, through the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre provided support to OMAES (Oeuvre Malienne d’Aide à l’Enfance du Sahel), a non-governmental organisation in Mali, for the development of an...
A discussion that focused on topics that ranged from the role of government and the private sector in combating terrorism and transnational organised crime to infrastructure development and professional services.
The second Australia–Africa Dialogue was held at the Royal Zambezi...
The schooling experiences of refugee background students prior to being resettled in Australia significantly shape their transitions into Australian schools. This chapter presents a case study of six young people from Sudanese refugee backgrounds. With a focus on discipline and student-teacher relationships, I argue that...
Mobile technologies have the potential to revolutionize how populations interact with national health services.
1. Mobile technologies are becoming an important resource for health services delivery and public health due to their ease of use, broad reach and wide acceptance. According to a report...
The Islamic State (IS), al-Qaeda-linked groups, Boko Haram and other extremist movements are protagonists in today’s deadliest crises, complicating efforts to end them. They have exploited wars, state collapse and geopolitical upheaval in the Middle East, gained new footholds in Africa and pose an evolving...
An analysis of the Kony 2012 phenomenon to illustrate how a digital campaign can validate and reproduce subjectivities and structures of domination rather than stimulate sustainable reform‐based change.
Summary In 2012, the Kony 2012 Campaign became the most watched human rights video to...
This exploratory study investigates the challenges newly arrived African refugees in Australia face and how they perceive local government initiatives and support. The Report is divided into six sections. The first section contextualises the issues. The second section outlines the methodology employed. Sections 3, 4,...
The aim of this analysis is purely to calculate an investment cost of providing several regions of the developing world with 100% renewable electricity, and to compare those amounts with the gross concentrated wealth of the world’s richest individuals, in order to highlight the need...
Fertility patterns in the world have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Global fertility has reached unprecedented low levels, yet stark differences persist in childbearing patterns across countries and regions. The population and development implications of these diverse fertility patterns are directly relevant for...
The Internet of Things paints a vision of a carefree, seamlessly connected world–where interconnected devices collect and share our most practical data to improve the functionality of products, the efficiency of homes and workplaces, the infrastructures of cities, and, fundamentally, the overall integration of our...
As a new key plank in its economic statecraft, China has determined that it will shift much of its labour-intensive industry offshore to relieve saturated domestic markets, allow the manufacturers to avail themselves of cheaper labour in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa, bring the...