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Thought Leadership Series: The Rohingya Crisis 12 months on

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Save the Children’s Thought Leadership Series is all about linking some of the most important researchers and thinkers in the international development sector with the people who make the work possible – you.

Rohingya crisis, 12 months on

On 25 August 2017, the Myanmar army began “area clearance operations”, causing more than 670,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. Thousands of children, women and men were killed in horrific attacks that shocked the world. One year on, only an estimated 600,000 Rohingya people still live in Myanmar and more than third of those live in refugee camps. So where to from here?

This talk will explore various perspectives from within Myanmar, the growing tensions between the ethnic Rakhine and state security forces, the extent of preparations by the government for the return of the Rohingya people, and the recommendations towards achieving peace. We will also discuss the work Save the Children is doing in Cox’s Bazar, the largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, delivering food, health, child protection and education to the Rohingya people.

For those of you attending in person, we will have special immersion 360 degree video which shows the current conditions of the refugee camps. There'll also be chance to ask further questions over drinks and a bite to eat.

About the speakers

Dr Anthony Ware is a published author and Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development at Deakin University. He was Director of the Australia Myanmar Institute from 2013–2017 and has previously lectured at The University of Melbourne. Dr Ware’s academic research and publications focus on international development in conflict-affected situations, and the relationship between everyday peacebuilding and community-led local development, particularly in Myanmar.

Mat Tinkler has the dual responsibility for delivering our International Programs and ensuring Save the Children is a strong voice for children within government policy, the media and the Australian community. Previously, Mat worked as Chief of Staff to a senior Cabinet Minister with the Federal Government, overseeing a diverse range of portfolios covering taxation law, superannuation and financial services regulation, consumer credit, charity and not-for-profit regulation.

More on the Thought Leadership Series

At Save the Children, we’re all about finding better ways to do our job. We listen and collaborate with experts. We apply innovative approaches to our programs and we ultimately always seek the most effective way we can help more children learn, survive and be protected every single day.

As leaders in our sector, we’re also always thinking about how we can achieve this and how we can open up this dialogue with our supporters.

That’s why we’re launching a new Thought Leadership Series – a program of presentations from some of the most important researchers and thinkers in the sector. They’re stepping up to share their knowledge and expertise with us, and we think you might want to hear what they have to say.

This Thought Leadership Series promises to open up much-needed discussions in the sector on issues that impact our work. We value your participation and we hope you can join us.

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