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Mixing Desk v3

COVID-19 and the UN, Pacific ICT Development and changing roles for the ADF

In this episode ASPI’s Lisa Sharland talks to Richard Gowan, International Crisis Group's UN Director, to discuss the International Crisis Group’s recent report on Covid-19 and Conflict: Seven Trends to Watch. The report is available here: https://www.crisisgroup.org/global/sb4-covid-19-and-conflict-seven-trends-watch

Earlier this year Bart Hogeveen of ASPI's ICPC released 'ICT for development in the Pacific Islands'. Bart speaks with Louisa Bochner about the report and his work assessing the e-governance facilities in the Pacific. The report is here: https://www.aspi.org.au/report/ict-development-pacific-islands

Finally, ICPC's Tom Uren and ASPI's Director of Defence, Strategy & National Security Michael Shoebridge discuss how Australia's Department of Defence has adapted to changing roles and whether the organisation's structure and processes are fit for purpose or a redesign is needed.