Professionally Focused Activities
Each year depending upon the relative numbers of awardees from Indonesia represented in each professional sector, a different activity will occur designed to develop key professional linkages within that professional sector. In 2015 and 2016, the On Award Enrichment Program ran a four day workshop focusing on marine affairs and fisheries (SAMUDRA). The workshop included field visits and presentations on Australia’s approach to the management of fisheries and the marine environment.
Previous SAMUDRA participants have included scientists, civil servants and senior managers, all from various parts of the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. Site visitations have included Port Lincoln Seafood (South Australia), Ulladalla Fisherman’s Cooperative Society (New South Wales), Sydney Fish Markets and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. Guest speakers have been from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Australian Border Force.
In 2017, the professional focused activity will be Public Health and AAI will deliver a professional development activity timed to coincide with one of the principal public health conference around mid-year. It is anticipated that AAI will provide a pre and post conference workshop to assist awardees to get the most out of this activity.
Participants for this activity will be selected from awardees studying Public Health and associated courses. Prospective applicants will be required to provide a compelling case for how participation in the activity will enhance their professional linkages. Consideration will be shown to applicants who provide an understanding of the conference content around which the AAI activity is being planned as well as a strategic approach to identifying possible linkages to pursue at a conference of this nature. Further details will be provided to awardees in the second quarter of 2017.
For more information on Professional Focused Activities you can also send an email enquiry to: OAEenquiries@australiaawardsindonesia.org