Undergraduate vacation scholarship opportunity: CSIRO is currently looking for a student to conduct a comparative analysis of Australia and South Asia and Southeast Asian countries' commitments on SDGs 5 and 6.
The scholarship starts in late November/early December and the duration is 8 to 12 weeks. CSIRO will provide a stipend for the scholarship.
The proposed research will explore Australia's commitments to these two SDG's from within its legal architecture and frameworks (agreements and conventions) and then contrast this with corresponding frameworks in developing countries in our region (with emphasis on South Asia and Southeast Asia). The student will examine how our Australian frameworks fare in terms of commitments and implementation pathways, compared to approaches in counterpart nations in developing economies. Focus will also include whether countries have, at the national level, follow-ups and reviews which serve as monitoring of the country's progress. In addition, the research will examine if the countries are linking SDGs 5 and 6 with existing international agreements and conventions around gender and water (e.g. Dublin Principle, CEDAW).
- Review of Australia and up to three other countries' SDGs commitments
- Mapping and analysis which will help to inform CSIRO's future gender and water research.
Relevant Fields of Study
- International Studies;
- International Development;
- Gender Studies;
- Political Science.
Location: Black Mountain (Canberra), ACT
Contact: For more details please contact Joyce Wu by phone on (02) 6246 5617 or email.