We maintains strong ties with universities in Australia. We believe they are a valuable source of knowhow, good will and professionalism which is why we love working with them. We can also be useful to universities by being avehicle through which students can apply their tertiary learning. Students and their universities have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of research to PAA for which we are very grateful, such as:
University of Technology Sydney's Shopfront Community Program
UTS Shopfront is a gateway for community access to the University of Technology, Sydney. It links community organisations to UTS’s knowledges, skills, resources and professional expertise to do community-initiated projects and community-engaged research with real social benefit. UTS students have provided the following:
“Formulating a Strategic Plan to Develop a Long Term Relationship with Corporate Partners”. (MBA Stduents)
“Strategies and Tools for Raising Core Funding”. (MBA Students)
“To assist Pacific Aid Australia in assessing the viability and sustainability of using a social media strategy to increase the potential donor base of the organisation”. (MBA Students)
“Microfinance Today – What Works and Why. A study of microfinance and the key factors that contribute to successful microfinance initiatives.” ( Research Students)
“Assessing the Viability of Microfinance in the Pacific Islands.” (Research Studenys)
On two occasions UTS design students have provided new branding and logos for PAA's rebranding from International Help Fund Australia. Most recently we adopted the student designed logo design for Pacific Aid Australia.
University of New South Wales
UNSW's School of Safety Science provided complimentary Environmental Auditing courses and tailored support for Pacific Island candidates for our Pacific Island Environmental Auditor training program.
UNSW's (Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering) The Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Networks for Settlements and Infrastructure provded an honours student, also working at GHD at the time, to conduct a study on “Climate Change Impacts for Easter Island to 2100.”
UNSW's Australian Graduate School of Management awarded Pacific Aid Australia’s Founder and CEO, Petra Campbell, the annual not for profit Senior Manager Development Course scholarship.
UNSW's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences appointed our CEO,Petra Campbell, Visiting Research Associate at the Department of Pacific Studies for 3 years.
Our CEO, Petra Campbell, was also chosen by UNSW's Faculty of Science to represent them in an advertsing campaign.
The University of Western Australia
- Provided assistance to us in the drafting of some organisational policies.
Tongji University, China
Pacific Aid Australia also works with universities outside Australia. Pacific Aid Australia’s Founder and CEO, Petra Campbell, was one of 26 people from 17 Asia Pacific countries identified by the United Nations Environment Program as leaders in Education for Sustainable Development. The delegates attended The United Nations Environment Program – Tongji University Asia Pacific Leadership Program on Environment for Sustainable Development, held in Shanghai and Wuxi, China in November 2006. Pacific Aid Australia, the United Nations Environment Program, Tongji University and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Australia) jointly drew up a statement at the end of the program titled the “WUXI Commitment”.
The “WUXI Commitment” was adopted by all attendees. As signatories we “called on all governments, businesses and communities to adopt an integrated approach to future development in order to put into practice the principles of sustainable development”. The participants also committed to “strive to translate the ideals of sustainable development from principles to practice in their respective work environments.”
Our CEO is currently don the team that won the bid to x. She is responsbile for drafating the Climate change x module.