ACT Events


  • Montani

    Conflict in Myanmar: A Humanitarian Perspective

    Date Tue, 04 Apr 2017
    Time 18:00 – 19:00
    Location AIIA (ACT Branch), Stephen House, 32 Thesiger Court, Deakin ACT

    A presentation by Jurg Montani, Head of the ICRC Delegation in Myanmar​ 

    Behind recent headlines on Myanmar's political transition and peace processes, the people of Myanmar continue to be affected by violence, displacement, development reversals and lack of access to health care. The humanitarian organisation International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) marked its 30th anniversary of work in Myanmar in 2016. Being present in the country...

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  • David makhura

    Africa Rising! The role of African cities and city-regions in Africa's new industrial revolution

    Date Wed, 05 Apr 2017
    Time 12:30 – 13:30
    Location AIIA (ACT Branch), Stephen House, 32 Thesiger Court, Deakin ACT

    A presentation by the Hon David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, South Africa 

    The discourse on Africa has changed from a profoundly negative and pessimistic view during the first five decades of independence to an incredibly positive storyline in the past decade.  Africa's prospects in the 21st century have changed the narrative from "The Dark Continent" to "Africa Rising".  What are the competing narratives about "Africa Rising"? What...

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