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IWD 2019: New Colombo Plan scholar's global commitment to female participation in democracy

07 March 2019

Grace Corcoran is a 2018 New Colombo Plan Scholar in the Federated States of Micronesia. This International Women’s Day Week, she shared her internship experience through the scholarship. For my New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship Program, I have had the opportunity to undertake an internship with the organisation Women and Democracy, in…

IWD 2019: Kate's role in climate change planning and disaster relief in Tuvalu

06 March 2019

With 12 years’ experience in the Pacific region, specialising in social development and climate change planning, Kate was keen to work with the Tuvalu government to coordinate and track the progress of the cyclone recovery.“I was really ready for a challenge,” she says. “It was an excellent opportunity to combine…

IWD 2019: Empowering women in Sri Lanka, one surfer at a time

06 March 2019

From a very young age, the girls and young women of Sinna Ulla, a neighboring village in the Arugam Bay area, have been teaching eager swimmers the tricks of surfing. Some of them have been surfing from as young as 14 and are proud members of the Arugam Bay Girls Surf…

IWD 2019: Joyal reaches for the sky through JobStart

05 March 2019

Joyal Langoy, 23, graduated from a mechanical engineering degree and was looking for the next step. Through a collaboration between JobStart Philippines and Moog Controls Corporation, Joyal now works as an Assembly and Test Technician at Moog in Baguio City. She assembles valves that go into actuators, that will then…

Students journey into Singapore's story

05 February 2019

In November 2018, Scope Global hosted a group of 24 students from the University of Adelaide on a tour through Singapore. Throughout, they gained inside knowledge on the country’s politics and identity.Daily activities began with morning seminars covering a variety of topics in history, diplomacy and economy at local education…

Students gain insight in international development in Vietnam

17 December 2018

This July, Scope Global took a group of 17 students from the University of Adelaide to Vietnam on an international development practice study tour.Beginning in Hanoi, the students took an introductory Vietnamese language class, attended a lecture on Vietnam’s history and politics with Dr Tien Nam at Vietnam National University,…

Meet Pepetua: a role model for women in Tuvalu

04 December 2018

As part of The Official 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, we’re highlighting stories of empowerment. We looked to the inspiring women we know and work with around the Asia-Pacific and spoke to Pepetua (second from left), the Director of Department of Climate Change and Disaster in Tuvalu. Pepetua started…

Pacific skills development practitioners share key takeaways from the WFCP World Congress 2018

29 October 2018

In a world in which technology advances by the day and automation steadily reduces the scope for traditional employment, what kind of skills are the world’s workforces going to need in coming years, and how can they best be acquired?This question put under the microscope by the 800 international delegates…

Let’s Make Inclusion Everyone’s Business

27 September 2018

Through the Disability Inclusion Practice, we can link businesses with disability inclusion consultants who have a lived experience of disability. We asked four experienced practitioners about what businesses can do to make their spaces and resources more accessible for all. Nas Campanella is a journalist and newsreader with the ABC and…

Study overseas through the 2019 Endeavour Leadership Program

21 September 2018

Applications are now open for the 2019 intake of the Endeavour Leadership Program.The Endeavour Leadership Program is an outstanding opportunity for students from around the globe to pursue international study, research or professional development. Australian students can apply to partner institutions overseas, while foreign students have the chance to complete higher education…