How might ILWS find its role in sustainable development of regional Australia?


Dr John Williams

Opinion Piece Dr John Williams – Chair ILWS Advisory Board

In our Strategic Plan CSU is called to be a university whose courses, graduates and research help our regional communities to thrive and prosper economically, socially and environmentally. How can and does ILWS marshal the horsepower of CSU to make all that happen? This was a question we struggled with at the ILWS forum in July and one which merits increasing attention with the election of our new Australian government.

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Dr Tashi Samdup


From left : Karma Tenzing, Dr Tashi Samdup and Kuenga Namgay at CSU Thurgoona.

A visitor to the Institute on August 14 was Dr Tashi Samdup, Director of the Council for Renewable Natural Resources of Bhutan. Dr Samdup was in Australia for a week to meet with two Institute PhD students, Kuenga Namgay and Karma Tenzing, whom he supervises.  Kuenga, who has been in Australia for three and a half years, is close to finishing his PhD and Karma has been here for one year. The other reason for Dr Samdup’s visit was to discuss possible research collaboration between the Council and CSU, in particular its environmental science program, and members of the Institute’s Improving Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries SRA, in particular Dr Joanne Millar and Dr Rik Thwaites.

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