USC’s Centre for International Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CIDSEL) is hosting 16 future leaders from throughout Asia as part of a course aimed at promoting economic growth and regional stability in their home countries.
Travelling from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan, participants are all recipients of prestigious Australia Awards, funded by the Australian Government, that offer international scholarships and Short Courses.
The ‘Promoting Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Development (Regional)’ Australia Awards Short Course has been developed by USC CIDSEL in Noosa.
USC CIDSEL leadership expert Tami Harriot said participants are all mid-career South and West Asia policy makers.
“Our course offers valuable skills and knowledge around aspects like governance, leadership, policy, finance and investment to help support the role they play in infrastructure development in their country,” Ms Harriot said.
“While they are in Australia, participants will establish new links with local counterparts and learn from other national experts in infrastructure planning, governance, finance and investment.
“A key focus of the Short Course is to establish a firm link between trade and infrastructure and share the Australian experience of building regional infrastructure for trade and economic growth.”
The Short Course is delivered over three modules, with the first presented online late last year. After the Noosa component, the final module will be delivered in Nepal.