Sydney World Bank Praxis Discussion Series: Youth


Event details


Date & time

Monday 16 November 2009


World Bank Headquarters, Sydney. (Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea participate virtually via GDLN network)


Carolyn Hardy, Joel Kalpram, Fabia Shah


Barbara Ratusznik (World Bank)
+61 2 9235 6563
The World Bank Praxis discussion series has been developed to help stimulate development ideas and exchanges. It will ensure that the public is aware of the development debate via CSO interactions, TV, web and press coverage. The World Bank has also recently established a partnership with the School of Economics at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, who incorporate Praxis content into their curriculum.

Carolyn Hardy was appointed Chief Executive of UNICEF Australia in 2004. UNICEF is the United Nations Children?s Fund. UNICEF?s mission is to protect children and contribute to their well-being through the provision of education, healthcare, essential medicines, vaccines, water and sanitation and emergency supplies.

Joel Kalpram is a ni-Vanuatu student who worked for 6 years as project manager for the Australian NGO ‘Youth Challenge Vanuatu’, working to develop leadership and capacity building through the involvement of young people in Vanuatu. Joel joined the organisation after participating in the youth program’s leadership development workshops. He has also worked in HIV/AIDS awareness, land issues, life skills training and was twice selected to attend the Oxfam International Youth Partnership meetings, one in Sydney and the other in Fiji. He is presently studying in Australia to complete a Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in community development.

Fabia Shah is a Senior Education Advisor with the Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID) in Canberra. She has extensive field experience in the education sector with a specific focus on Asia and the Pacific including teaching and technical assignments in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. She has worked for a range of international development agencies including the ADB, GTZ/KfW (Germany), the EU and the UN. Fabia has recently returned from 3 years in Pakistan where she was AusAID Chief Program Adviser with responsibility for education.

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