To assist Myanmar in making the transition from military rule to a democracy, Melissa Crouch and her team are working with Myanmar scholars and policy thinkers to consider how constitutional law and reform can achieve lasting peace.
In partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, Yangon Technological University and Myanmar Engineering Council, Iain is working to strengthen engineering teaching capacity at Yangon Technological University.
Pierre Le Clech is helping students in Myanmar gain applicable, real world experience by teaching them how to build water treatment systems, empowering students to go out into the community and build these systems to deliver safer water to residen
Dr Peter Harris and his team are supporting one of Myanmar's leading medical universities to advance its medicine programs, lifting the quality of graduates and teaching, and the overall standard of medical practice in the country.
To provide students with real world experience in their degree, Dr Lauren Kark teamed up with an NGO that offers students training and experience fixing medical equipment in regional and remote hospitals in Cambodia and Uganda, ensuring patients r
John Fletcher is helping to establish a microgrid running on solar power and a research lab focussing on microgrid technology at Sri Lanka’s University of Moratuwa, demonstrating the viability and efficiency of microgrids to provide electricity to
Eliathamby Ambikairajah (known as Ambi) is calling on his deep accreditation experience in Ireland and Australia to help Myanmar’s Engineering Council establish global education standards and accredit local universities, lifting the quality of eng
UNSW research is investigating and documenting the use of different types of media productions and communication channels by NGOs and UN bodies in post-conflict areas to promote sustainable peace, highlighting positive impacts on communities and e
Dr Steve Badman specialises in molecular, point-of-care (POC) testing that enables patients to be tested and treated for a range of sexually transmissable infections (STIs), tuberculosis, and viruses (HIV and HPV) on the spot, avoiding time and tr
Jacqui is working with countries in the Pacific and around the world to implement salt reduction strategies to reduce blood pressure levels and food policy interventions to tackle obesity, diabetes and diet-related diseases that result in prematur
Using iPad and mobile phones, Valsa is engaging parents when they visit their local GP to monitor and identify development issues, including autism, in their child, enabling parents and GPs to intervene earlier to enhance the child’s development a
Jayashree Arcot is assessing diet intake behaviour, the benefits of fortifying foods with nutrients, and delivering nutrition education programs in PNG to improve children’s nutrition and help them avoid development complications such as anaemia,
John Hall and Padma Narasimham are looking to design an app informal healthcare providers in India can use to improve the documentation of tuberculosis and the policy and medical responses to sufferers, saving and improving lives.
Ruth Webster is pioneering combination medicines to lower blood pressure levels in Sri Lanka, helping patients to reduce the risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke, and setting a benchmark for non communicable disease preventative medicatio
Simon Rosenbaum is exploring the use of physical activity programs, such as dancing, football and cricket, to help refugees in Turkey and Bangladesh experience a greater sense of well-being and reduce the impact and severity of mental illness amon
Anushka Patel and David Peiris are using mobile technology to help healthcare workers in low resource, rural settings to identify and treat people at high risk of life long diseases, preventing premature death and disability, and improving the wel
CEPAR is modelling social security options for the poor and retiring in Indonesia, and researching the state of support for retirees across Asian countries, with the goal of promoting effective government policy that assists those with little mone
Dr Anne Bunde-Birouste and Dr Tun Shwe have created a football training and life skills program that is being implemented in Myanmar and is reaching over 400 university students and 2,400 high school kids in low income areas, encouraging their eng
Professor Lucas Lixinski has written a book comparing cases around the world where community voices are heard or ognored in decisions involving world heritage listed areas, highlighting the need for UNESCO to include community voices in its legal
Bronwen Morgan researched the rise of independent regulatory bodies in large developing countries, concluding that a more nuanced approach to designing and creating these bodies is required to ensure they govern effectively and are not unduly pers
Christine Forster is training and educating government workers, community leaders, students and the law community in Myanmar and India in women’s rights, helping to advance the status of women beyond dated and discriminatory laws.
UNSW research is investigating the disruption of energy industries in developing countries by new technologies, helping governments, private companies and NGOs in those countries to deliver more equitable and fair access to energy.
To encourage weaving communities in Gujarat to continue their craft, Liz Williamson aims to collaborate with them to create new designs that are more marketable and environmentally sound for local and international buyers, sustaining a craft that
UNSW research is shifting the focus on security in South Asia from a military-centric focus to one that considers community access to food, land rights and the impact of climate change, helping to improve food security and the quality of life in t
UNSW research has come up with a model to assess the risk of ecosystems that is now the international standard and being adopted by countries like Myanmar to develop conservation reports and strategies to preserve vital ecosystems and forests.
UNSW research is helping Nepal and other communities in the Himalayas to better understand and respond to the increasing occurrence of disasters, ensuring the immense number of marginalised groups in the region receive fair and equitable treatment
With global amphibian numbers in decline, Jodi Rowley and her team identify and assess threats to amphibian species in Southeast Asia and train locals to do the same, conserving a vital ecosystem member for the future.
UNSW is experienced in establishing and operating sustainable fish farms and overcoming hurdles, like poor soil and water quality, to help increase food security and protein levels in local diets, and provide a stable source of income for local fa
UNSW research has developed the science to burn waste from animal poo and leftover crops to create biochars, a rich, soil fertiliser that makes arid soil farmable and can help to reclaim degraded land in developing countries where rising populatio
UNSW research has detected climate signals for flooding in Jakarta and will model the extent of flooding across the city, helping efforts to protect the city against rising waters, and to minimise damage and disease from flood waters.
UNSW is training key legal stakeholders in Myanmar - including local members of parliament, lawyers, civil society, ethnic leaders, and judges - to contribute to dialogue on constitutional reform and the peace process, helping the country transiti