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Sustainable September: The eco-economy project

Date: 28 SEP 2023 Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Location: 360.1.011 Add to Calendar:

The Sustainable September Seminar Series is a lunchtime seminar featuring a different sustainability expert every Thursday throughout September. The final seminar in the series features Dr David Zhang from Murdoch Business School speaking on The Eco-economy project: Improving the livelihoods above and below the surface.

David Zhang

The Eco-Economy Project, operating since 2021, partners Murdoch University with the NGO “Project Hiu” to help create a sustainable future for the Indonesian fishing community of Maringkik Island, located near Lombok, Indonesia. This work-integrated learning program provides Murdoch students of multiple disciplines with a unique opportunity to develop sound alternative business plans that help the community reduce its dependence on shark fishing.

About the speaker

Dr David Zhang is a lecturer in management within Murdoch Business School. His field includes international business, international business negotiation, Corporate governance, business projects and operations and cross-cultural management. Over the past three years, he has been running New Colombo Mobility Projects, funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).