Study Visit by Participants of New Colombo Plan, University of Western Sydney
- Published: Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:50
On 29-11-2017 to 02-12-2017, ten undergraduate students from Western Sydney University majoring in Humanitarian and Development Studies accompanied by their two lecturers, Dr Zulfan Tadjoeddin and Dr Nichole Georgeou visited Banda Aceh to learn about the emergency, rehabilitation and Aceh’s redevelopment in the context of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the conflict. Under the program named The New Colombo Plan they also visited Jakarta and Yogyakarta as part of the learning about humanitarian and development practices in Indonesia. This study tour was supported by Australian government.
The participants interacted with humanitarian and development practitioners and experts from local and international government and non-government organisations, discussed firsthand the national and international responses to natural disasters, observed and analyzed the legacies of humanitarian and development intervention, and participated in critical evaluations of lessons learned.