Teaching and learning
Teacher resources to encourage a global
perspective across the curriculum
Global issues expanded
Water and sanitation
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Aquaculture in Thailand
In north-east Thailand local communities are improving their food security and health through fish farming.
Australian Pacific Islanders
During the second half of the 19th century Pacific Islanders were vital labour for the sugar industry, but many were deported when Australia became a nation in 1901.
Batik cooperative empowers women
A batik cooperative in Gulurejo village in Indonesia has developed new practices and improved the women members’ livelihoods.
Biological control in Papua New Guinea
After water hyacinths clogged waterways along the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea, scientists and community members used a combination of weed removal and weevils to clear the weed.
Building peace in Sierra Leone
A Peace Education Kit has taught teachers and children in Sierra Leone skills in building peace, helping the whole community to recover from civil war.
Child-friendly schools in Mozambique
Child-friendly schools create safe and inclusive learning environments for all students, with a particular focus on girls.
Cholera in Papua New Guinea
Provision of safe water, proper sanitation and the promotion of improved hygiene and food handling practices are the most effective ways of improving health limiting the spread of cholera.
Combating malaria in Solomon Islands
A multi-pronged approach to combating malaria is improving life and development for people in Solomon Islands.
Community-led sanitation in Bangladesh
Villagers in Bangladesh worked together to change the habit of open defecation. Their success has inspired many others around the world.
Confronting corruption in Nigeria
Dr Dora Akunyili is a dedicated and strong woman is confronting corruption in the pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria.
Conserving tree kangaroos
Holistic development is improving health and protecting the environment and endangered tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea.
Cultural change in Solomon Islands
Learning about human rights is empowering women to speak out and improve equality in Solomon Islands.
Drought in Tuvalu
Climate change is increasing the variability in rainfall, so improving storage and changing behaviours are important to help ensure water security and reduce the impact of drought.
Educating girls in Pakistan
Special activities to address the reasons children, especially girls, do not attend school are improving education.
Empowering women in Papua New Guinea
Training and awareness raising is leading to more women decision-makers in Village Courts and the National Parliament and helping improve the lives of women in general.
Empowerment of literacy
Empowering women through literacy and education in Timor-Leste benefits the whole community.
Globalisation and the car industry
Car manufacturing has been a global industry since its beginning. It has been a major employer and, over the last 100 years, has provided safer and more accessible transport for increasing numbers of people, including in newly industrialised countries. However car-related pollution and congestion have become an issue in many major cities.
Integrated mine action in Cambodia
Recovering from landmines and unexploded ordnance involves a lengthy process of clearance, medical care, education and rebuilding lives.
Maternal health in Nepal
A holistic and coordinated approach to maternal health in Nepal has drastically improved the lives of mothers and children.
Mekong Delta water and sanitation
Developing water and sanitation systems has improved the health of people living along the Mekong River, and the local economy.
Refugee camps on the Thailand–Myanmar border have been home to displaced minority groups for many years.
People conserving Asian turtles
New programs are addressing uncontrolled use of turtles for food, traditional medicine, pets and jewellery: all practices that threaten turtle extinction.
People of the Pacific
The origin stories of Pacific Islanders and scientific evidence provide insights into the formation and history of settlement of the Pacific Islands.
Rebuilding Sri Lanka
In 2009, after 26 years of civil conflict, peace was declared in Sri Lanka. The government and many organisations are now assisting people to return to their homes, and are helping to rehabilitate soldiers, reconstruct the economy and reconcile differences between and within ethnic communities.
Reversing desertification in China
Changing land and water use practices in Inner Mongolia, China are helping reverse desertification and reduce poverty.
Traditional rice production is backbreaking work and often has low yields.
Saving lives with disaster preparedness
Villagers in the earthquake-prone islands off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, were trained to respond to earthquakes, helping prevent the loss of life in the 2007 earthquake.
Silk tais production in Timor-Leste
In Timor-Leste, traditional knowledge is used in new ways to produce silk tais, helping villagers reduce poverty.
South Pacific sea level monitoring
Sea level monitoring stations in the south-west Pacific are collecting data to assist nations to prepare for climate change.
Sustainable living from logged forests in Papua New Guinea
Villagers living near logged forests are learning to manage the remaining trees sustainably and earn an ongoing income.
Sweet potato diversity in Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea farmers are involved in the selection of new sweet potato varieties to improve their food security.
Tackling tuberculosis in Kiribati
As part of the Directly Observed Treatment Strategy (DOTS) in Kiribati, specialist nurses travel to supervise the treatment of tuberculosis.
Times of change in Afghanistan
Afghanistan faces enormous cultural, political, security and economic challenges as foreign military withdraw and the future of aid is uncertain.
Tourism for development in Bhutan
The tiny kingdom of Bhutan is trying to balance maintaining its traditional cultures with the improvements that connecting to the world can bring.
Urban sanitation in India
Bangalore, India, is expanding so rapidly that many people live in informal settlements or slums with inadequate access to water and sanitation.
Walking for water
Communities in the Same District of northern Tanzania worked with Caritas to improve access to clean, safe water. This led to improvements in sanitation, community health, crop yields, girls' attendance at school and empowerment of women.
Wells and pumps in Niger
In low-rainfall, drought-prone Niger a deep well and pump reduces the difficult job of collecting water.
Winds of change in the Philippines
Governments and non-government organisations are working together to improve access to water and sanitation which in turn improves health and disaster preparedness.
Women's microfinance lighting up the community
In rural Solomon Islands groups of women share knowledge, learn financial skills and develop leadership skills. They are investing in solar panels to improve life in the community.