Articles by Om Dhungel
With over 25 years’ experience working in the government, private and the not for profit sectors, Om Dhungel is a consultant and a practitioner of strength-based approach to refugee settlement and community development. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he is also a Director on the Boards of Settlement Services International and SydWest Multicultural Services. Om is a current Westpac Social Change Fellow and a recipient of Australia’s 2012 National Volunteer Award.
Is Social Innovation the Missing Link in the National Innovation and Science Agenda?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched the much-awaited National Innovation and Science Agenda on 7 December 2015 with a commitment to invest $1.1 billion to ‘incentivise innovation and entrepreneurship, reward risk taking, and promote science, maths and computing in schools’. According to the announcement, it aims to boost innovation and science in four key areas of Culture and Capital, Collaboration, Talent and Skills, and Government as an exemplar. The innovation and science agenda rightly puts ICT as the front and centre in Australia’s Innovation future.