IFSD Director Dr. Basundhara Bhattarai and Philippines based Davao del Sur State College’s (DSSC) President Dr. Augie E. Fuentes in October 2021 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at further deepening their cooperation based on shared visions on sustainable development and natural resource management.  

The memorandum includes, among other things, cooperation between IFSD and DSSC in the following areas: 

  1. Australia-Philippines development cooperation 
  2. Cross-learning activities to support Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) 
  3. Capacity building for IWRM implementers and local stakeholders 
  4. Policy and advocacy for IWRM 
  5. Research and development for IWRM.

Prof Jeff Camkin and Dr Hemant Ojha also witnessed the MOU process.