Empowered leadership skills are imperative for diversifying governance and strengthening public policy procedures in fields such as finance, criminal justice, gender equality, agribusiness, disaster risk reduction and many more.

Working together to mitigate disasters in Nepal

In 2019, 21 emerging leaders from Nepal participated in the 100th Australia Awards South and West Asia Short Course in Inclusive Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction (Nepal) delivered by UQ’s International Development (UQID). The course focused on building capacity across the different levels of Government by exploring a variety of available approaches to the development of mechanisms for participatory disaster governance. The course involved a two-week component in Australia and a four-day component in Nepal (Kathmandu and Chitwan). In Australia participants visited many first responder organisations and coordination services such the Queensland Reconstruction Authority in Brisbane and the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre, Canberra.