graham-romanesGraham Romanes Bachelor of Mathematics, Diploma Education & Masters of Diplomacy & Trade. Graham worked for Community Aid Abroad (now Oxfam Australia) for 22 years, firstly as State Director and then in 1984 he moved to the Overseas Program section to shape Community Aid Abroad’s response to the Ethiopia crisis. He was then given the task of developing and managing CAA’s program throughout Africa. As a consequence, Ethiopia became his second home. In 1997 he was appointed as Ethiopia’s Honorary Consul-General to Australia and continued this role until 2014. He travels to Ethiopia regularly and also  promotes and sells Ethiopian Fairtrade coffee and African trade beads in Melbourne. Graham will be introducing the group to Ethiopia, the people and the context in which development has occurred in the past 26 years.

susan blackSusan Black B Occ Thy & Masters of Social Welfare Administration & Planning Susan has spent many years in the community sector, firstly as State Director of Community Aid Abroad in Queensland (now Oxfam Australia) and as the Director of a local community development organisation. She has also been involved in managing a social change process within government. Susan has facilitated extensively in community settings and taught community development subjects at university. She has also facilitated learning programs in Asia. Susan currently works for Social Ventures Australia and is a board member of Oxfam Australia. Susan will be co- facilitating and managing the program in Ethiopia.

  • Anniversary India 2015

    See the World through different eyes!

    An anniversary travel experience for
      • Those who have travelled with us previously
      • Reliving some of the excitement of the CLP trips
      • Meeting old friends and partners in India
      • Catching up with where Development thinking is at

    NOVEMBER 2015


    If you want to see the cities & sights, be inspired, see some solutions to poverty and injustice, experience the culture and village life, and travel with others you can talk to, then you may be one of those who would enjoy our ANNIVERSARY JOURNEY TO INDIA.

    This is a unique 18 day travel and learning journey. It is designed for those who have travelled with us over the past 20 years and are keen to reconnect with India, catch up with the development thinking currently as well as Indian friends and guides, and travel with like minded people keen to enjoy each others company. We also welcome partners or those who are coming for the first time seeking a personal experience that covers both urban and rural  India. It will gently open you to the culture, people and development issues in modern India.

    Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we reconnect with people and together experience and discuss India …development …social issues ..life.

    Information on details and costs

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