Faculty of Arts and Education

Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation


Conferences 2007

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Causes and Consequences (Forum)

The Citizenship and Globalisation ICG is hosting a forum in which advocates representing both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict will speak on its causes, dynamics and international consequences. The aim of the forum would be to stimulate interest in an issue of international importance among the student body of Deakin University, invited guests and the general public.

When: Thursday 20 September 2007

Where: Lecture Theatre 13 (Building HC, Level 2, Room 005) Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus


  • The Israeli perspective will be provided by Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the State Zionist Council of Victoria
  • The Palestinian perspective will be provided by Mr. Michael Shaik, Public Advocate for Australians for Palestine

For more information please contact Dr Sally Totman on (03) 9244 3926.


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - Let’s Come Clean

Friday 8 June 2007,
Angliss Conference Centre Level 5, 555 La Trobe St, Melbourne

childrenAccess to clean water and proper sanitation are basic human rights. Yet more than 1 billion people do not have access to clean water and over 2.6 billion people lack adequate access to sanitation. The direct result of this is poor hygiene and a high incidence of preventable illness.

On Friday 8 June, World Vision, in partnership with Deakin University and WaterAid, will present Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Let’s Come Clean. The conference will focus on how improving water, sanitation and hygiene impact on developing communities. More specifically, total sanitation will be highlighted as an appropriate tool to improve health outcomes at the community level.

Presentations, case studies and skills building workshops will discuss the link between water, sanitation and hygiene by highlighting best practice amongst both community-based organisations and projects being implemented in this area.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Let’s Come Clean is primarily targeted towards development practitioners, engineers and teachers interested in global issues. It will also be of interest to policy makers and tertiary students studying international development at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level. The conference will provide presentations and workshops to engage participants and facilitate discussion of their experiences in water, sanitation and hygiene.

Different Focus for Different Interests. This conference has been designed to appeal to a variety of professionals interested in water, sanitation and hygiene. Specific sessions have been organised for engineers, teachers, development practitioners and tertiary students.

For more information contact:
Dr. Matthew Clarke
School of International and Political Studies, Deakin University
Tel. + 61 3 9244 3979, Fax. + 61 3 9244 6755

Active Citizenship: Making Bottom-Up Accountability Work

Tuesday 3 July
Rotunda Building, Monash University,Clayton Campus, Wellington Road

Conference Website

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Monash University, Deakin University, La Trobe University, RMIT and The University of Melbourne present a one-day conference on Active Citizenship and Social Accountability in international development.

Active citizenship and social accountability describe local engagement with and community-based monitoring of political processes. The conference will explore:

  • Community determination of development priorities
  • Effective local monitoring of public service delivery and development projects
  • Community Based Performance Monitoring (CBPM)
  • Local participation in government processes

The conference is an opportunity to hear about innovative academic research being done in the area of active citizenship and social accountability. Additionally, participants will be able to discover the ways in which NGOs are involved with facilitating effective local participation in development.


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23rd March 2011