Issue 20
Monday, 20 November 2017
Charles Darwin University
Environmental management is a burning issue
Environmental management is a burning issue

Near neighbours arrive for enviro-management course

Twenty-five officials from Indonesia arrive in Darwin today for a two-week Australia Awards course on integrated fire management, hosted by the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods.

The first 10 days of the course, which is co-hosted by the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research and Bushfires NT, will be held on Casuarina campus and include visits to CSIRO experimental plots at Territory Wildlife Park and Livingstone Volunteer Fire Brigade.

The visitors are middle managers and technical staff from Indonesian Government ministries and authorities responsible for managing fire and disasters.

With the group are fire experts Professor Bambang Hero Saharjo from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture, and Laely Nurhidayah from the Indonesian Institute of Science who will share their experience and vast knowledge of fire-related matters in Indonesia.

The Australia Awards are a whole-of-government initiative bringing together scholarships and fellowships administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

They offer the next generation of leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia, and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas.