10 Reduced Inequalities

Bold experiment hailed a success by GAI and AIIA Queensland

“Well I can say one thing for sure, we will be having Griffith Asia Institute back” commented Paul Lucas, President of Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) Queensland as he opened the Q and A session at the joint event held Tuesday April 9th at Holding Redlich in Brisbane.  Like a well-oiled machine, seven presenters […]
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Researchers propose mechanism for just energy transition in Pakistan

Griffith Asia Institute have partnered with Green Finance & Development Center, Climate Smart Ventures and Pakistan-China Institute to release a policy brief proposing a mechanism for a just and low-carbon energy transition in Pakistan, leveraging the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The brief, authored by researchers Christoph Nedopil, Lawrence Ang, and Mustafa Hyde outlines how Pakistan, […]
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1 No Poverty

Australian Awards Fellows champion climate resilience for Mongolia’s small-medium businesses

As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australian Awards Fellowship, members of the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI), Associate Professors Dhara Shah, Rob Hales, and Tapan Sarker collaborated with participants from the International Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM) to develop three policy briefs. These briefs showcase the outcomes of their project, titled […]
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Nurturing globally minded leaders beyond the classroom

In 2023, the Griffith Asia Business Internship (GABI) Program once again delivered unique and transformative experiences to students, helping to shape them into globally minded business leaders. Last year marked a milestone with the largest cohort since the pandemic, comprising 35 students who embarked on six-week internships across the Asia Pacific region. The program, designed […]
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1 No Poverty

Lighting the way to sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region

Taking a deep dive into economic challenges unique to the Asia-Pacific region, Griffith Asia Institute released its flagship report.
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Griffith Asia Institute Report on Chinese Investment Trends Captivates Nikkei Asia’s Interest

Amidst the dynamic economic landscape of the Asia-Pacific region, a comprehensive report published by the Griffith Asia Institute has captured the attention of Nikkei Asia, a Japanese media company, shedding light on significant trends in Chinese investment. Authored by Griffith Asia Institute’s Director Professor Christoph Nedopil, the report unveils a remarkable 37% surge in Chinese […]
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

EVENT | Innovative Approaches to Mobilise High Impact Climate Finance

Amidst the escalating threat of climate change, an upcoming event promises to illuminate groundbreaking strategies to mobilize high-impact climate finance. Led by Mara Bún, a prominent figure in sustainable finance, the event will spotlight three pioneering case studies driving tangible progress in the fight against climate change. From the innovative ‘Coal-To-Clean’ Credit Program in Emerging […]
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17 Partnerships for the Goals

New report shows investment in countries of the Belt and Road (BRI) have surged since 2018

Chinese investment in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) nations has surged to its highest level since 2018, with nearly $50 billion poured into overseas projects last year, according to a joint report by the Griffith Asia Institute and Fudan University. This significant uptick in investment marks a remarkable 80% increase from the previous year and […]
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Where Will Taiwan’s New Team Take the Island – and the Indo-Pacific?

The public lecture, “Where Will Taiwan’s New Team Take the Island – and the Indo Pacific?” jointly organized by the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) and the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Queensland, proved to be a resounding success. The event featured a panel discussion with leading experts on Taiwan, held just six days after […]
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16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Chinese Statecraft in a Changing World

Last Thursday evening marked the final public event of the year for Griffith Asia Institute as it played host to the book launch of “Chinese Statecraft in a Changing World” by Jean Dong, a renowned research fellow from the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies. Dong’s work delves into the intricate landscape of […]
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10 Reduced Inequalities

Symposium in Hanoi brings together the best of Australian and Vietnamese cattle experts

The future of beef cattle trade between Australia and Vietnam was discussed at a symposium in Hanoi highlighting an industry collaboration in technical expertise.
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Business and government

DFAT Fellowship enhances Pacific policymakers’ leadership in finance and the digital economy

The 2023 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Fellowship for Pacific Policymakers was held from 30 October to 17 November as part of DFAT’s prestigious Australian Awards Fellowships. Funded by the Australian Government for emerging and established leaders, the Fellowships focus on fostering networks of influence and leadership in Australia’s partner countries. The Fellowships […]
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Australia’s pivot to India

Perspectives: Asia hosted The Hon. Dr Andrew Charlton, Member of Parliament for Paramatta, to share insights on his latest book Australia’s Pivot to India. In his lecture on Thursday, November 9, Dr Charlton shared a very personal and optimistic perspective on India’s development and Australia’s relationship with India. He spoke of how Australia was not […]
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Understanding agricultural financialisation in Northern Australia

Dr Zannie Langford of the Griffith Agribusiness team explores the complexities of negotiating agricultural investment in Northern Australia in her new book, Assembling Financialisation: Local Actors and the Making of Agricultural Investment. Dr Langford uses the concept of financialisation to explore the drivers and effects of agrifood restructuring in Northern Australia, while assemblage theory is […]
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16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Researchers launch new “Defence Diplomacy in the Pacific” Tracker

Griffith Asia Institute, in partnership with Massey University, launched a “Defence Diplomacy in the Pacific” tracker in Washington DC last week as a part of a larger research project entitled “Rules of Engagement: Defence Diplomacy in the Pacific islands region”. “We are developing this tracker to test our hypothesis that the use of defence diplomacy […]
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Examining the diversity of Indigenous businesses in Australia

Dr Zannie Langford of the Griffith Agribusiness team has collaborated with Supply Nation to produce a detailed analysis of Australia’s Indigenous businesses sector in a post-pandemic landscape. Supply Nation is the Australian leader in supplier diversity, and since 2009 has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, along with the procurement teams from government […]
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1 No Poverty

New research program launched to support digital innovation among small-scale entrepreneurs in the Pacific region

In partnership with the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC), the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), and ACCESS Advisory Services, the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) is proud to announce a new research program to explore and test opportunities to enhance the support ecosystem for digital innovation and entrepreneurship in the Pacific region. Recognising the important role […]
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Arts Education Law

Malaysian rock art found to depict elite-Indigenous conflict

A team of researchers led by the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research in collaboration with The Sarawak Museum Department have become the first to date drawings in Gua Sireh Cave in Sarawak, uncovering a sad story of conflict in the process.
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