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A/Prof. Anthony Ware

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Position

Associate Professor, International and Community Development

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Hum & Social Science

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2012
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011
Master of Arts in Ministry, , 2004
Bachelor of Ministry, , 1990
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1988

Contact

anthony.ware@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17802

Biography

Anthony Ware is an Associate Professor of International & Community Development. and Convenor of Deakin's Development-Humanitarian Research Group. He was Director of the Australia Myanmar Institute 2013-2017, is Secretary of the Development Studies Association of Australia and a Thematic Editor of Development in Practice journal. He previously lectured at The University of Melbourne, is a regular reviewer of journal articles and book manuscripts for several publishers, and is or has supervised (principal or associate) 13 doctoral students in fields ranging from the impact of political transition on minoirity rights, to evaluation of small NGO programs, to monitoring of NGO development program quality, to middle power influence in Myanmar's peace process, to microfinance, child sponsorship, and cultural heritage. He has as published 4 books (2 monographs, 2 edited) and 50 academic chapters/ chapters, including lead author of the highly regarded Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2018, with Costas Laoutides). His research focuses on humanitarian/international development approaches in conflict-affected situations, with a particular interest in conflict-sensitivity, do no harm, everyday peace, peacebuilding, and countering violent/ hateful extremism via community-led programming. His major field of research has been Myanmar' Conflict (Hurst & Oxford University Press 2018, with Costas Laoutides).

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Research interests

  • Countering violent/ hateful extremism via community-led programming, partiuclarly connected to international development programming
  • Myanmar (Burma), particularly the Rohingya conflict (history, causes, drivers and impact) and international development programmes in conflict-affected parts of the country;
  • Conflict-sensitivity, meaning humanitarian/international development approaches in conflict conflict-affected situations, with a particular interest in conflict-sensitivity, do no harm, everyday peace, peacebuilding, and
  • Bottom-up humanitarian-development programming approaches, such as participatory, community-driven development, asset-based community development (ABCD), and community-led development approaches.

Affiliations

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation 

Australia Myanmar Institute (board)

Development-Humanitarian Reserach Group (convenor)

Teaching interests

  • International Development (ID) and Community Development (CD) theory, principles and practice
  • Empowerment, participation, social change

Units taught

My current units:

  • ADS711 Non-Government Organisations & Otther Development Actors
  • ADS721 Private Sector Development: Corporations, Social-Enterprise & Microfinance

Other units previously taught:

  •  Introduction to International & Community Development
  •  Participatory Approaches to Development
  •  Aid Trade and Development
  •  Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief
  •  Internships
  •  Dissertations
  •  Public Policy in Australia
  •  Order and Justice in World Politics
  •  World Religions
  •  Understanding Development (MelbUni)
  •  Conceptualisation of Poverty, Microfinance & Development (MelbUni)

Knowledge areas

  1. Myanmar (Burma), particularly Rohingya/Rakhine & Kachin States conflicts
  2. Development in conflict-affected situations (impact of conflict on development, development on conflict) - conflict-sensitivity / 'do no harm' analysis
  3. Countering Violent & Hateful Extremism in the context of development programming
  4. Everyday peace
  5. Participatory development, Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), community-led development approaches

Expertise

Development studies and practice Myanmar (Burma) Violent & Hateful Extremism (VHE) Conflict-sensitivity, Do No Harm (DNH) and everyday peace Participatory development, ABCD
  • Burma
  • Community development
  • Foreign aid / international development
  • Foreign aid/international development
  • International relations

Research groups

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

Development-Humanitarian Research Group (convenor)

Awards

  • Faculty Excellence in Engagement, Collaboration and Impact through Research
  • Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching
  • Faculty Commendation for Excellence in Teaching
  • Early Career Development Fellowship, Deakin University
  • Early Career Research Fellowship, Alfred Deakin Research Institute
  • Publication Scholarship, Deakin University
  • Winner: Deakin University 3-Minute Thesis Competition
  • Australian Post-Graduate Award (APA) scholarship
  • Bursary Arts-Education Faculty, Deakin University

Projects

Recent Funded Research Projects

2021-2025  Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage with Plan International Australia - Appropriate International Development Intervention Responses to Address Violent and Hateful Extremism (with Prof Greg Barton)

2022-2024 Gerta Henkel Stiftung (Germany) Special Grants Programme: Security, Society & the State - Techno-Totalitarianism vs. Disruptive New Technologies: Technologically mediated cultural forms of resistance to Myanmar’s evolving physical, psychological and cyber warfare (with Prof Monique Skidmore and AProf Costas Laoutides)

2019-2022 GraceWorks Myanmar funding - Strengthening ‘everyday peace’ formation via Community Development Education (with Dr Vicki-Ann Ware)

2018-2019 with Plan International - Addressing Violent and Hateful Extremism (VHE) threough development and humanitarian programming (with Dr Vicki-Ann Ware)

2016-2017 Gerda Henkel Stiftung funding - Analysis of the causes, nature and capacities for peace in Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim—Rakhine Buddhist conflict (with Dr Costas Laoutides)

2016-2018 GraceWorks Myanmar funding - Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding Action Research in Rakhine State, Myanmar (with Dr Vicki-Ann Ware)

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Appropriate Development Interventions to Violent and Hateful Extremism

Prof Greg Barton, A/Prof Anthony Ware, Mr Dave Husy

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2024: $10,499
  • 2023: $102,275
  • 2022: $160,012
  • 2021: $255,345

Other Public Sector Funding

Everyday Peace Rohingya Refugee - Plan International AHP

A/Prof Anthony Ware, Dr Vicki Ware

DFAT Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) programme

  • 2021: $75,000

Industry and Other Funding

Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding in Rakhine State, Myanmar

A/Prof Anthony Ware, Dr Vicki Ware

GraceWorks Myanmar

  • 2018: $23,592
  • 2017: $21,647
  • 2016: $19,442

Analysis of causes, nature and capacities for peace in Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim - Rakhine Buddhist conflict

A/Prof Costas Laoutides, A/Prof Anthony Ware

Gerda Henkel Foundation

  • 2017: $19,334
  • 2016: $43,974

Investigating the need for current practices around countering/preventing violent extremism and the work of Plan International in the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar

A/Prof Anthony Ware, Prof Matthew Clarke, Prof Greg Barton, A/Prof Matteo Vergani

Plan International Australia

  • 2018: $10,000

Analysing GraceWorks Myanmar's CDE 'Everyday Peace' Strengthening Program in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

A/Prof Anthony Ware, Dr Vicki Ware

GraceWorks Myanmar

  • 2021: $19,093
  • 2020: $70,126
  • 2019: $62,352

Forging social cohesion after ethnic cleansing: Enhancing communication for peace-becoming between Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

A/Prof Costas Laoutides, A/Prof Anthony Ware

Gerda Henkel Foundation

  • 2022: $56,276
  • 2019: $74,825

Appropriate Development Interventions to Violent and Hateful Extremism

Prof Greg Barton, A/Prof Anthony Ware, Mr Dave Husy

Plan International Australia

  • 2023: $22,950
  • 2022: $30,101
  • 2021: $23,618

Techno-Totalitarianism vs. Disruptive New Technologies: Technologically mediated cultural forms of resistance to Myanmar¿s evolving physical, psychological and cyber warfare

A/Prof Anthony Ware, A/Prof Costas Laoutides

Gerda Henkel Foundation

  • 2022: $81,407

Everyday Peace Rohingya Refugee - Plan International AHP Phase IV

A/Prof Anthony Ware, Dr Vicki Ware

Alinea International P/L

  • 2024: $35,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2024

Adriana Alana Stibral

Thesis entitled: THE EMERGING ¿HUMANITARIAN STUDIES¿ ACADEMIC FIELD OF SCHOLARSHIP ¿ A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2020

Chiraag Roy

Thesis entitled: Middle Powers as Peacemaking Entrepreneurs in Myanmar's peace process

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2019

Leanne Kelly

Thesis entitled: What's the point? Program evaluation in small community development NGOs

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ronan Lee

Thesis entitled: Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide: Rohingya perspectives of history and identity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Murray Boardman

Thesis entitled: Exploring quality in the implementation of development projects: Insights from development NGOs

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2023

Maya Cordeiro

Thesis entitled: MEASURING PERFORMANCE IN SMALL AND MEDIUM NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS BEST PRACTICE OR BEST FIT?

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2017

Anne Laura Kraak

Thesis entitled: World Heritage and Human Rights in Bagan, Myanmar

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015

Brad Anthony Watson

Thesis entitled: Child Sponsorship NGOs: Origins, Evolution and Motives for Change

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2014

Peter Mason

Thesis entitled: Financial Cooperatives and the development of social capital

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Aimatul Yumna

Thesis entitled: Understanding Sustainability and Outreach of Islamic Charity Based Microfinance: Cases Study in Indonesia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences