CHARLES DARWIN CENTRE
Social and Enviromental Studies
Jatimurni no.1B Pasar Minggu – Jakarta Selatan
021-7805689 Fax: 7806762
In keeping with its mission to assist the Government of Indonesia in raising the awareness of Indonesian people and their social organizations through:
Kolese Australia has taken a number of initiatives to meet the first and second of these objectives.
These include the establishment of a wide range of professional development courses offering Indonesian students local and overseas qualifications in disciplines such as:
We also offer locally approved courses in:
as well as a range of Golden Age courses for retired people, and Graduate Certificate courses in:
In addition, Kolese offers
Now, in order to meet the third and fourth of our objectives, namely:
Kolese has moved to establish the Charles Darwin Centre for Social and Enviromental Studies.
The Darwin Centre will seek to share current approaches to public education in the areas of environmental management and community development by linking overseas educational institutions with counterpart institutions in Indonesia, and by seeking the assistance and support of bilateral and multilateral organizations.
In so doing, the Centre will provide training in English literacy, research skills and environmental science to government agencies, private individuals and corporations, educational institutions, NGOs and communities throughout Indonesia and the region. In this way the Centre will engage in capacity building at every level and will contribute to the institutional and human resource development necessary as Indonesia undertakes the simultaneous challenges of regionalisation and globalisation.
In order to achieve its broader aims, the Centre will undertake a range of activities, including:
The Centre will also attempt to establish an international student exchange program to provide Indonesian students access to educational opportunities overseas, and to permit overseas students to undertake research and field work in Indonesia.
Ultimately, it is expected that the Centre will have a number of divisions, possibly including divisions of:
In the short term, many of the above activities will be initiated by an Environmental Education Taskforce which will prioritise and implement the most urgent and important actions.
In particular, the taskforce will:
Member of the Enviromental Education
The taskforce will comprise three highly respected young Indonesian scientists and planners with impeccable credentials in Enviromental management and research, and its activities will be coordinate by an experienced expatriate program manager with 7 years experience in Indonesia.
In brief, the qualifications and background of the various taskforce members are as follows:
Mr. Derek Robertson.
Mr. Imam Hartadi
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