The theme encompasses the socio-cultural dimensions of food and water security, through developing sustainability within agriculture, fisheries, and tourism systems. The emphasis is on social dimensions to enhance human well-being.
This focus aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 for diverse, innovative growth enterprises to support job creation in decent safe working environments. It does so to contribute to SDG 10, to reduce inequalities including those of gender, economic disparity, race, and societal disadvantages associated with indigenous communities and ethnic minorities. This theme is underpinned by considerations of SDG 17 to strengthen cooperation across sectors and across countries in pursuit of sustainability.
Australian Awards Indonesia (AAI) Short Term Award
Sustainable Tourism Development; integrating communities, culture, and environment
This is the sixth time this program has been delivered in Indonesia and Australia; more than any other Short Course offered through AAI, further similar programs have been delivered twice to participants from Sri Lanka. The program cultivates a tourism strategy for a specific tourism sector; analysing the role of existing policies and regulations play in developing the sector by identifying key factors in ecotourism and tourism businesses built on natural resources.
The program is designed to increase participants’ skills and knowledge to:
- understand the concept of sustainable tourism in a global context and understand the importance of responsible consumption in the tourism sector;
- understand the role of community, province/state and federal level operators in tourism sector development and identify ways for effective collaboration;
- ensure tourism does not affect the sustainability of natural, heritage and cultural resources of a destination or site;
- enhance tourism business planning processes and cooperation between tourism operators, travel agents, associations, local and federal governments;
- improve the governance and sustainable planning of tourism destinations;
- analyse key legal, social, political, environmental, and economic drivers that enable and limit tourism sector development and understand their impact on the sector;
- develop business and marketing plans, including market/competitor/experience analyses, strategies, operational plans, product development and commercialisation of tourism experiences, finance monitoring and management, and accessing finance and attracting investment;
- understand the role tourism plays in developing economic growth, creating jobs and building sustainable livelihoods for communities.
- identify through benchmarking different methods and benefits of running sustainable tourism operations.
Assoc. Prof Harriot Beazley
Keeping the History Alive
Heritage Interpretation of Fort Oranje, North Maluku, Indonesia
This project is for a series of on-line seminars and workshops that captures the imagination of local and provincial stakeholders on how colonial history can be presented and give meaning to the extant remains that are part of the Spice Islands’ tangible heritage. Using Fort Oranje as the exemplar, international and local speakers and facilitators, of seminar/workshops will:
- present a vision for developing the Malukus as a heritage tourism destination,
- define principles for context-specific heritage interpretation,
- clarify steps for defining values and significance of colonial heritage sites,
- develop a methodology for analysing the strengths and weakness of the sites,
- develop a framework for interpreting the story of the Spice Islands,
- develop a structure for consolidating existing knowledge on sites and value-adding with local stories,
- identify priorities for heritage research, and
- develop a work plan with SMART objectives for implementation during and after the COVID crisis.
Professor RW (Bill) Carter