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Posts by Courtney Saville

Celebrating human diversity

Celebrating human diversity

Courtney Saville

On International Day of People with Disability, Courtney Saville celebrates disability as a natural element of human diversity. Read more →

Human rights issues facing women and girls in our region

Human rights issues facing women and girls in our region

Courtney Saville

Global Policy and Programs Coordinator Courtney Saville blogs about how avoidable and treatable blindness impacts human rights issues facing women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region. Read more →

What’s happening in foreign aid? A brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector

What’s happening in foreign aid? A brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector

Courtney Saville

Just last week, the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee released a report from the Inquiry into Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program. Here is a brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector. Read more →

The Global Consortium is changing lives

The Global Consortium is changing lives

Courtney Saville

Programs of the Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium are having a profound impact on the lives of people living in Asia and the Pacific. Through extensive planning and collaborative program implementation, Consortium programs are reducing levels of blindness, building local capacity, strengthening infrastructure, and encouraging local buy-in to ensure all efforts are sustainable for years to come. Read more →

ADDC Day of Action morning tea

ADDC Day of Action morning tea

Courtney Saville

Wednesday 17 July was the Australian Disability and Development Consortium’s (ADDC) Day of Action to campaign for the appointment of an Ambassador for Disability-Inclusive Development within AusAID. Read more →

Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium Pacific Reflections and Planning Workshop

Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium Pacific Reflections and Planning Workshop

Courtney Saville

Naomi Thomson, Global Consortium Program Manager, and Courtney Saville, Global Advocacy Assistant at Vision 2020 Australia blog about the recent Pacific Reflections and Planning Workshop held in Suva, Fiji. Read more →

Have an eye test……it’s on my ‘to do list’ somewhere.

Have an eye test……it’s on my ‘to do list’ somewhere.

Courtney Saville

To be honest, I probably had an inkling that I needed glasses. Well, it had at least crossed my mind that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get my eyes tested. But did I? The short answer is no.  Read more →

Effective working partnerships

Effective working partnerships

Courtney Saville

Courtney Saville comments on her observations of the effectiveness of working in a Consortium model. Read more →

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Courtney Saville

Courtney Saville

Courtney graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) from Deakin University in October 2011. During her studies, Courtney took part in the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program for one year in Indonesia, and a six month legal internship in Cambodia. Courtney has followed her interest in Indonesian studies, and recently graduated with First Class Honours from the Honours in Indonesian Language Program at Deakin University, and was selected as an Australian delegate for the inaugural Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth in October this year. Courtney has been working with Vision 2020 Australia in Global since January 2011 to continue expanding her knowledge of international development.