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Australia-ASEAN Council grant recipients COVID-19 special grants round, 2020-21

Project title Recipient Project description AAC Grant (GST inc. where applicable) Grant funding location
Indian Ocean Craft Triennial - Perth 2021 Indian Ocean Craft Triennial A major new artwork will be created by artist Yee I-Lann and the sea-based Sama diLaut weavers of Pulau Omadal, and inland Dusun Murut communities of Sabah to be shown at the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial in Perth. $27,500.00 Australia, Malaysia
Australia-ASEAN Academics Forum: Online education during COVID-19 and Beyond University of Tasmania This project will assist 300 ASEAN academics to enhance their online teaching by discussing the challenges they face in online education during the pandemic using a critically reflective inquiry-based approach and then sharing the University of Tasmania’s best online teaching practices in five disciplines - education, humanities, health, ICT and economics. $22,000.00 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Australia-Southeast Asia relations and the post-COVID 19 regional order La Trobe University This project examines how Southeast Asian foreign policy elites conceptualise the key security and economic challenges in a post-COVID region and what role bilateral, multilateral and mini-lateral relations with Australia might have in addressing them. This project will bring together 25 foreign policy experts from across Australia and Southeast Asia for two online dialogues. $26,675.00 Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
Comparative assessment of the pandemic responses in Australia and Thailand Macquarie University Cross-disciplinary collaboration of the five eminent scholars in the two countries develops a collection of expert knowledge based on socio-cultural, political, and media analysis to examine how Australia and Thailand tackle the COVID-19 crisis and to highlight the lessons learned for strategic future management. $22,000.00 Australia, Thailand
Post-COVID-19  Vietnam-Australia web-based supply chain collaboration platform Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) This project will identify critical weaknesses in supply chains of key trading commodities of Vietnamese firms with Australia by employing supply chain mapping methodology, in combination with industry focus group discussion. $39,844.20 Australia, Vietnam
ASEAN Virtual Seminar Series: Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19 Flinders University Flinders University’s Medical Device Research Institute will share expertise gained in establishing a dedicated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) testing facility in Adelaide with counterparts in the ASEAN region to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. $37,400.00 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Health-COVE: Strengthening Health Systems Capacity through Online and Virtual Engagement Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network (FiND) This project brings together experts from relevant fields including public health, mental health, health human resource and clinical practice to mentor local academics and public health workers through online and virtual tools. $48,600.00 Australia, Philippines
Womanifesto Online Archive University of Sydney The WOA will highlight the impact of women in the region’s arts, and the importance of transcultural exchange, through commissioned essays, interviews, translations, artistic contributions, and diverse other formats. $44,770.00 Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Boundless Plains: Indigenous - Muslim Connection Islamic Museum of Australia This festival will focus on the Indigenous - Muslim connections with Indigenous art workshops with Indigenous artists, sharing stories of Indigenous Muslims Aunty Halima, Dr. Umber Rind and Anthony Mundine. $43,758.00 Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia
State of Knowledge on Illegal Wildlife Trade Networks in ASEAN University of New South Wales This project aims to evaluate the state of knowledge on the illegal wildlife trade and regulatory implications for the ASEAN region, $24,189.00 Australia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
ASEAN-Australia Digital Dialogue Series ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership This series connects young professionals from ASEAN and Australia to develop policy solutions. The program combines diplomacy and digital technologies to find practical solutions to six issues affecting young people that have been exacerbated by COVID-19. $26,236.10 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand (AANZ) Dialogue 2020-21 – Deepening Engagement Post-COVID-19 The University of Melbourne This dialogue is an opportunity for leading Australian thinkers on Australia-Asia engagement to come together with their counterparts throughout the ASEAN-ISIS network and New Zealand to discuss major issues facing the region. $27,500.00 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
UNSW ASEAN Conference 2020 UNSW ASEAN Society The UNSW ASEAN Conference (UAC) is a meeting of ideas, culture, and people where students and professionals alike will be able to engage in conversation in a global forum about the future of ASEAN. $5,000.00 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Women In Business and Leadership Development (WIBLD) Virtual Conference 2020 Australia Myanmar Chamber of Commerce Women In Business and Leadership Development (WIBLD) Virtual Conference 2021 promotes partnership between Australia and Myanmar to empower Myanmar women to drive private sector development. $16,500.00 Australia, Myanmar
Australasian Debate Training Initiative Monash Association of Debaters Over six months, the ADTI will combine a rigorous training program with a series of competitive tournaments to promote the development of debating and the cross-pollination of the rich array of perspectives in the region. $15,950.00 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Australia-ASEAN Tourism and Hospitality Forum for SMART Recovery and Development Griffith University The Australia-ASEAN Tourism and Hospitality Forum for SMART Recovery and Development aims to support the recovery and development of the tourism and hospitality sector in Australia and ASEAN countries through enhancing knowledge sharing and knowledge generation. $27,500.00 Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Supporting research by young Cambodian and Laos academics Australian National University-College of Asia and the Pacific This project aims to develop research capacity among young Cambodian and Laos academics working for different research institutions in those countries and to strengthen understanding, trust and influence across international networks as well as collaboration and connections between institutions and communities in this region. $22,935.00 Cambodia, Laos
AASYP Review 2020 ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership The ASEAN-Australia Review is the flagship publication for young people across Southeast Asia and Australia to voice their perspectives and analysis of issues important to the ASEAN-Australia Relationship. $11,000.00 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Promote Australian/ASEAN collaboration on human trafficking and modern slavery Diplomacy Training Program Limited This project will enable Australian/ASEAN civil society experts to build greater awareness of these serious human rights issues, and knowledge on relevant international and regional human rights standards. $16,500.00 Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore
ASEAN+6 COVID-19 Policy Response Observatory Australian National University This project presents four analytical themes to inform the public debate and better understand responses to COVID-19 in ASEAN+6 countries. $33,550.00 Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore
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