Elite Aussie and Indian students join for youth forum on sustainability 


Charles Darwin University (CDU) is set of host some of Australia’s and India’s finest students as they gather for the first Australia India Universities Youth Forum (AIUYF) on sustainability.

The forum will begin on June 28 in Sydney and end in Darwin on July 12. Workshops and events have been scheduled in Sydney, Canberra, outback Australia and Darwin.

Not only will CDU play an integral role in the youth forum as it hosts the Australian Association for Environmental Education conference as a part of the final leg of the forum, it also will be represented at the entire event by high-achieving education student Cimmara Oates.

Cimmara, a Bachelor of Education student, will be the CDU participant in the youth forum study tour.

“The forum will be a great opportunity to develop links and foster understanding and dialogue between Australian and Indian students,” she said.

While in Darwin, the students will stay on campus in the North Flinders International House as they prepare for the Australian Association for Environmental Education conference.

In total, 57 AIUYF participants from Australian and Indian universities have been chosen following a highly competitive selection process.

The students will receive training in sustainability leadership and will be encouraged to share the skills they develop during the AIUYF with their own communities and universities.

The AIUYF has been developed and funded by IDP Education Australia Ltd, an organisation owned by 38 Australian universities undertaking activities to support international education.