AWF is thrilled to share the news of Executive Director, Dr Esther Charlesworth’s inclusion in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
AWF is thrilled to share the news of Executive Director, Dr Esther Charlesworth’s inclusion in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). This award recognises the long-standing contribution that Dr Charlesworth has made in education, as a pioneer in the Humanitarian Architecture field and for her work with Indigenous communities in Australia and the Asia Pacific.
Since AWF’s establishment in 1998, Dr Charlesworth has shown her unwavering commitment to the promotion and preservation of Indigenous Australian culture through a number of important projects. These include the Maningrida Arts and Culture Precinct project in the Northern Territory, the MAGIC Walking Track in North-western NSW and the development of an Indigenous Garden at the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre.
In addition to her work with AWF, Dr Charlesworth is Academic Director of the Master of Disaster, Design and Development degree at RMIT which provides students with the skills and knowledge to provide high quality services as Humanitarian Architects for projects within Australia and across the globe .
AWF is extremely proud of the work that has been achieved under the leadership of Dr Charlesworth and we also recognise the vital role that our Network Partners play in enabling us to carry out this important work. We look forward to continuing our efforts hand in hand with our Network Partners as we together navigate the post-COVID 19 era and continue to be changemakers - a role that has become more important than ever as we seek to up level our creative solutions to these unprecedented challenges.
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