Each week on Engage, we aim to share with you a selection of links to articles and stories about the Australian aid program and international development that we find interesting or noteworthy. Here’s a snapshot of online stories this week:
- Jennifer Lentfer writes about community-based organisations in Africa that are providing emotional support to children and families who may not be reached by government or international agencies.
- Foreign Minister Bob Carr wrote an article about Australia pursuing membership of the African Development Bank to help overcome poverty in Africa.
- Jim Terrie poses the question: How far should UN peacekeepers go?
- Sean Mackesy-Buckley writes about the pros and cons of the London Summit on Family Planning and what they mean for the Pacific region.
- Andrew Hewett looks at the current food crisis in the Sahel, where an estimated 18 million are at risk of going hungry.
- La Trobe University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Afghanistan’s Kabul University. The agreement ‘promotes academic co-operation in teaching, supervision and examination as well as research and staff exchanges of mutual interest’.