Cufa recently launched our very own podcast series, Conversations in Development, last month on 30 April. The podcast provides a unique opportunity for listeners to stay informed about key issues in the development field. The first episode focused on foreign aid and with the release of the Federal Budget on 8 May, provided unique insight into Australia’s aid contributions and relationship within the Pacific.
Episode 2 will be released at the end of this month. The episode discusses aid and conflict and will be released on the 2018 International Day of UN Peacekeepers, a day celebrating “70 Years of Service and Sacrifice”.
The second episode introduces guest, Aime Saba. Aime has recently returned to Sydney after serving as a civilian peacekeeper with the United Nations in Liberia. He has also gained experience working in the Department of Political Affairs at the UN, for the Australian Government’s overseas program (AusAID) and within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Aime uses his experience to discuss with the hosts the question, what is the role of aid in conflict? He details how aid operates in war zones, why the example of Africa offers a case for increasing aid and the question is asked whether conflict is necessary at all.
Get up to date by listening to the first episode. Simply search “Conversation in Development” into Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast streaming service. Episode 2 streaming from Tuesday 29 May 2018.