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Australia-ASEAN Council grant recipients, 2019-20

Project title Recipient Project description AAC Grant (GST inc. where applicable) Grant funding location
Women in healthcare leadership: clinical networks driving holistic approaches St. Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne)  This project, hosted by Malaysia, specifically focuses on practical strategies for leading culturally responsive change in healthcare settings. Five emerging female leaders will engage in innovative teaching and research activities with the Optimal Health Program in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia. The program will build their capacity in becoming highly effective leaders to implement integrated health care as a strategically vital improvement initiative.  $30,305.00 Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia
Developing a comprehensive sexuality education program for Vietnamese secondary schools The University of Melbourne Led by Dr. Lan Anh Hoang, this project seeks to develop a comprehensive and culturally sensitive sexuality education curriculum for Vietnamese secondary school students, through consultative processes with government and civil society organisations in Vietnam from 2019 to 2020.  $30,376.50 Australia, Vietnam
Best practice in youth orchestra leadership for the 21st century – Tasmania Youth Orchestra Council  Tasmanian Youth Orchestra Council Inc. This project investigates best practice in Singapore and Australia’s orchestras, who share western music traditions and have highlyregarded youth orchestras enabling young musicians to play music at high levels in nurturing environments. $33,449.90 Australia, Singapore
Australia and Thailand’s Young and Smart Farmer Development Cooperation Project NT Farmers Association This two way exchange builds and develops relationships between Thailand Young Smart Farmers and NT Farmers. It aims to develop people-to-people links which support learning, teaching and research in horticulture to share knowledge and practices that will enhance tropical fruit production, management and marketing in both countries.  $46,985.40 Australia, Thailand
ASEAN Summit Program United Nations Youth Australia Ltd UN Youth Australia will run a series of ASEAN Summits for high school students in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart. The summits will provide participants with an introduction to the history, operation and role of ASEAN as well as an overview of Australia’s past, present and future relationship with it. Students will engage in workshops, interactive problem solving activities and a model ASEAN forum.  $12,023.00 Australia
2019 Australia-ASEAN Women in Constitution-Building Capacity Development Program  University of Melbourne Fostering capacity to engage in effective constitution-building processes, the Constitution Transformation Section of the University of Melbourne will bring eight women to Melbourne Law School from Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia, currently involved in national Constitution building, to participate in a summer school on Constitution building and peace building.  $27,104.00 Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand
Fostering Women's Economic Empowerment through Digital Entrepreneurship University of New South Wales This workshop series will bring leading experts and researchers from Australia, Thailand and Indonesia together to focus on the role of digital entrepreneurship in enabling women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion in developing communities and develop a capacity building roadmap.  $32,318.00 Australia, Indonesia, Thailand
ASEAN Games Australia 2019 ASEAN Youth Organisation of Australia This project supports the 10th ASEAN Games Australia, the largest ASEAN-based sporting event in Australia. It will promote the relationships amongst the Australian and Southeast Asian communities by gathering athletes and non-athletes across Victoria in a three day sporting festival in September at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.  $12,000.00 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Honey Pot: Adelaide's International Arts Marketplace  Adelaide Fringe Inc. Fostering new collaborations in arts and culture, this project supports two key programmers to take part in ‘Honey Pot - Adelaide Fringe’s International Arts Marketplace’, which runs alongside the Adelaide Fringe Festival in March 2020. Programmers will experience Australian arts and culture and will forge long term relationships between both the artists and industry that will create opportunities for works to tour outside of Australia.  $11,110.00 Australia
Yangon Alley Garden - A CommunityBased Art Project SpatialCo Pty Ltd Doh Eain is a multi-discipline place-making social enterprise based in Yangon that specialises in heritage, public space and social activities to create liveable, inclusive and sustainable places. This innovative partnership will deliver a community-based arts program, intervention and public event in a Yangon Alley and exhibitions will be held in Brisbane and Perth.  $34,980.00 Australia, Myanmar
Myanmar-Australia Knowledge Exchange in Professional Engineering Education  University of Technology Sydney This collaboration will strengthen linkages between engineering academics and professionals in Myanmar and Australia by providing outreach and professional knowledge exchange via a workshop and industry engagement dialogue. $45,650.00 Australia, Myanmar
Flying Futures – Youth development in STEM using drones Kaea Pty Ltd T/A She Maps  Engaging with youth, particularly females, to increase their confidence in using STEM skills, this project supports young adults to unlock their innovative capability. The program focusses on the use of digital technologies using drones, using the proven She Maps programs as the framework.  $54,846.00 Indonesia, Philippines
Australian-ASEAN Youth Summit 2019 ASEAN Youth Organisation The ASEAN Youth Organisation will coordinate the Australia-ASEAN Youth Summit 2019, an annual event which gathers together youth from ASEAN student organisations and the public. The event will promote friendship, increase awareness and foster a sense of belonging among the ASEAN community.  $4,000.00 Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam 
Skills training in Wet Tropics Heritage Conservation, South East Asia Dr Matthew Trinca A tailored training program in the conservation of cultural heritage collections, aims to ensure support for the preservation of priceless Asian cultural heritage collections and addresses the specific challenges of the wet tropic environment in the region.  $24,090.00 Australia, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam
The ASEAN-Australia Visiting Fellows Program at the Lowy Institute Lowy Institute for International Policy The Lowy Institute will host two leading Southeast Asian scholars of politics and international relations at the Institute, where they will serve as visiting fellows for one week periods throughout the year. Fellows will give public lectures, deliver briefings to the business community and government audiences, as well as undertake meeting with scholars and media in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.  $28,534.00 Indonesia, Myanmar
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