The Philippines Update conference series builds closer academic, research and policy linkages between Australia and the Philippines. Despite an appreciable expansion in the level of Australian involvement in the Philippines, much of which is related to DFAT’s Australian Aid program, there is much scope for fostering greater awareness within Australia of Philippine issues and development challenges, and vice-versa.
Philippines Update Conference 2016 Sustaining the Momentum for Change beyond 2016
The conference examined whether the Philippines could sustain this growth and propel the country towards robust and inclusive economic growth? Will the change in leadership result in new policy directions that can affect governance reforms on accountability and transparency? How will the new leadership manage climate-induced disasters? How will the new administration address decades-long conflict in Mindanao and the communist insurgency? What will be the strategy in dealing with the claims on the South China Sea?
This conference was organised by Philippines Project, a joint initiative between the College of Asia and the Pacific and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet, ANU), Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra and Department of Political and Social Change, ANU.