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  • Australia Awards

Qais Khalil returned to Palestine at the end of 2014, after completing his Masters in Public Administration and Diplomacy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

  • Australia Awards
  • Bangladesh

Australia Awards alumnus and long-term human rights campaigner Shohel Chandra Hajang promotes and protects the rights of indigenous peoples through advocacy, lobbying and campaigning at national, regional and international levels. He is working with indigenous communities so that they can participate in human rights mechanisms and processes to have their concerns heard.

  • Australia Awards
  • Nepal

Hari Prasad Uprety has recently completed a Master of Disability Policy and Practice at Flinders University with the support of an Australia Awards Scholarship. Before coming to Australia, Hari was a college teacher and an activist for child and disability rights in Nepal.

  • Australia Awards
  • Nepal

Two-time President of National Federation of the Disabled – Nepal, Australia Awards alumnus Shudarson Subedi has advocated for disability rights for more than 25 years. In that time, his efforts have had a major impact on national level policies.

  • Australia Awards
  • Papua New Guinea

When she took to the podium at a United Nations summit in Morocco a few years ago, Ipul Powaseu had every reason to feel proud of how far she had come.

  • New Colombo Plan
  • Japan
  • Taiwan

Unique study and internship experiences in Japan and Taiwan opened the door to outstanding opportunities in the medtech industry for 2019 New Colombo Plan scholar Jadyn D’Mello, which he says would have been unlikely without the support offered by the program.

  • New Colombo Plan
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Viet Nam

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships or research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region. 

  • Australia Awards
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic

Anan Bouapha is an Australia Awards Fellowship recipient and a founder of Proud to be us Laos, the first LGBTQI group in Laos. Anan is one the leading voices in Laos advocating for the rights of LGBTQI individuals.

  • New Colombo Plan
  • Japan

2019 New Colombo Plan scholar Joel Ransley jumped at the opportunity to study in the Indo-Pacific region. Through his experience, he has been exposed to a wealth of old and new architectural perspectives and gained a deep appreciation of Asian cultures.

  • Australia Awards
  • Mongolia

Mr Khishigt Tamir, an Australia Awards alumnus, was featured as ‘Winds of change’ in the alumni news section of Murdoch University website. After his return from Australia, Mr Tamir worked on the Salkhit wind farm, the first ever grid-connected utility sized wind farm in Mongolia and he subsequently worked on establishing the Tsetsii wind farm in the Gobi desert. Read more on Khishigt's story here

  • New Colombo Plan
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Viet Nam

For 2019 New Colombo Plan scholar Jett Osborne, adaptability and an open mind were essential to navigate numerous changes to his NCP program. Jett made the most of new opportunities to gain invaluable experience in the evolving field of precision medicine, connecting with world experts in the field along the way.

  • New Colombo Plan
  • All Countries

Congratulations to New Colombo Plan alumnus Rebecca Lawrence on your promotion to Associate level with EY Port Jackson Partners. We recently caught up with Rebecca to hear more on how her global experiences led to a successful career.