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Research for policy advocacy

Online research training for Disabled People’s Organisations in Indonesia
Alumni of SSEAC’s Australia Award leadership training program for Indonesian disability activists are invited to participate in an intensive online research training program. If you participated in the Australia Award Short Course in 2020, 2018 or 2016, you are welcome to apply. There are 16 spaces available, so sign up quickly!

Over five weeks, participants will learn research skills that they can use to strengthen their policy advocacy. The modules will cover the following topics:

  • Identifying your research question
  • Identifying suitable data sources and methods for collecting data
  • Analysing your data
  • Writing up the results
  • Disseminating your results

Participants will work in small groups on a joint research project for the duration of the course. The final component of the training will be an online presentation of the findings to an audience that includes other activists from Indonesia and Australia, as well as Indonesian policy makers.

This course will be conducted in Bahasa Indonesia. Any English language content will be translated so you do not have to speak English to participate.

Participants will receive a certificate from the University of Sydney (subject to completion of all modules and the research project).

SSEAC is excited to be working in partnership with the Center for Indonesian Law and Policy Studies (PSHK) to offer this course with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Applications are currently closed.


Program information

  • Applications close: 31 May 2021
  • Notification of outcome: 3 June 201
  • Online Orientation: 24 June 2021
  • Course dates: 8 ,15, 22, 29 July and 5 August 2021
  • Final presentation: 23 September 2021
  • Public webinar: TBC

Prior to participating in the modules, all participants must watch the accompanying videos. All modules will be delivered from 9:00-11:00 WIB/ 10:00-12:00 WITA.

  • Module 1: Identifying your research question – Thursday 8 July 2021
  • Module 2: Data collection and research methods – Thursday 15 July 2021
  • Module 3: Analysing your data – Thursday 22 July 2021
  • Module 4: Writing up your results – Thursday 29 July 2021
  • Module 5: Disseminating your results – Thursday 5 August 2021
  • Presentation videos submitted: 22 September 2021
  • Online webinar: TBC

Disclaimer: Please note that this schedule is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

To participate in this short course, you must:

  • be an alumni of the Australia Awards Short Course Organisational Leadership and Management Practice for Disabled Peoples’ Organisations run by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre in 2016 and 2018, OR be an alumni of the Australia Awards Short Course Role of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in the Implementation of Policy Reform offered by SSEAC in 2020
  • confirm your availability to participate in the orientation and all course modules (see Key Dates and Course Schedule);
  • contribute as an active member of the cohort by participating in group discussions and tutorials;
  • be willing to participate in the public online webinar; and
  • agree that your research project may be used for advertising, publicity or other online materials.

Applications are currently closed.

Please email any queries about the program and the application process to