PEATLI Project (2020)

Important note: As a result of the impact of COVID-19, we will be unable to offer the winter 2020 trip on the dates anticipated (in June-July). We are reviewing the dates and will update everyone as soon as we are able.

 

The Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) is collaborating with the Indonesian Peatland Agency (BRG) and Universitas Indonesia (UI) to offer groups of UQ students from a wide range of disciplines the opportunity to work on a real-life project in Indonesia in 2020.

The Peatland community Engagement and Transdisciplinary Learning - Indonesia (PEATLI) project provides UQ students with the opportunity to travel to Indonesia and contribute to a 'real life' project. In 2019 two groups of participants travelled to different locations to be involved in the project. In 2020 more students will be given the opportunity.

Participants will be tasked with the development of a community engagement strategy to support the BRG’s peatland restoration programs, which will be done in collaboration with a representative community in Indonesia, and facilitated by BRG field staff and students from the Communication Department of Universitas Indonesia.

At UQ, the project is supported by a range of undergraduate programs under the faculties of HASS, Science, BEL and HABS, in particular through the Schools of Communication and Arts, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Law, Social Science, and Public Health.

A number of grants funded by the New Colombo Plan (NCP) are available to cover the cost of the trip to Indonesia.

Requirements

The project is intended for students who are:

  • Interested in doing a transdisciplinary project in Indonesia with rural communities and local institutions;
  • Doing an undergraduate degree at UQ;
  • Able to fit the project in their undergraduate program through an internship or special studies course in 2020;
  • Available to be involved in preparatory workshops during the semester and a 17-day visit to Indonesia.

Important note: As a result of the impact of COVID-19, we will be unable to offer the winter 2020 trip on the dates anticipated (in June-July). We are reviewing the dates and will update everyone as soon as we are able.

 

Application process

Applications are currently closed.  

The expression of interest form can be downloaded here and should be returned to ccsc@uq.edu.au.

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