The Cosmopolitan Development Project
Assessing the impacts of international volunteering
This Cosmopolitan Development Project will provide new ways of thinking about the impact of international development volunteering. It examines how volunteering contributes to more equal partnerships between Australia and its neighbouring countries and how it transforms the ways volunteers and host organisations perceive and respond to global challenges. The program will run between 2012-2015.
-First Project Update Now Available
CLICK HERE to view the latest (August 2014) update on the project or click on the "Project Updates" tab above
- RAFFLE WINNERS
Participation in the Pre-Placement Survey – and the winners are….
- Three hundred and twelve volunteers participated - an amazing 66 percent of AVID volunteers (including AYADs) who attended the meetings. The research team is delighted with this response rate which demonstrates a strong interest in the research project.
For each round, one participant was drawn as the winner of the AUD 100 Amazon voucher (participants had to supply a valid email contact address for the raffle). The winners are:
August 2013 survey round: volunteer in the Solomon Islands
October 2013 survey round: volunteer in Timor-Leste
January 2014 survey round: volunteer in Cambodia
March 2014 survey round: volunteer in Vanuatu
May 2014 survey round: volunteer in the Philippines
The Centre for Development Studies was formed in 1980 to provide a focal point for students and staff with a common concern with development and co-ordinate the topics offered across the Social Sciences.
Scope Global, formerly Austraining International, is a specialist project management and international development organisation focusing on transitioning people across cultures.
The Australian Research Council is a statutory agency within the Australian Government's Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education portfolio.
The NUS Department of Geography specializes in geographical knowledge production and dissemination, through both teaching and research, within Asia and globally.
IDPM's objective is to promote social and economic development, by enhancing the capabilities of individuals and organisations.