By ACMC Communications
The Australian Civil-Military Centre has recently completed a pilot Visiting Fellow program, with an officer from the Indonesian military (TNI) seconded to the Centre for four months.
During his time at the Centre, Colonel Achmad Adipati Karnawidjaja, Director of International Cooperation and Information at the Indonesian Peacekeeping Centre in Sentul, conducted a research project that investigated enhanced civilian participation in Indonesian peacekeeping missions.
This project is a welcome contribution to the Centre’s body of work on multi-agency and regional coordination, Colonel Karnawidjaja’s presence will help further ties between the Centre and its Indonesian counterparts.
The ACMC visiting fellow program is designed to enhance relationships between Australian and regional civil-military practitioners, as well as increase knowledge about the issues inherent in contemporary civil-military practice. The success of the pilot program will now be assessed before any further fellowships are offered.