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A team from the Faculties of Engineering and Dentistry at Universitas Hasanuddin in Makassar, South Sulawesi, led by Dr Muh Anshar, designed a device that helps dentists remove potentially hazardous aerosols and improves workplace safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In Surabaya, East Java, a medical assistant robot to minimise contact between medical personnel and COVID-19 patients was developed by a team from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) and Universitas Airlangga, under the guidance of Prof Mochamad Ashari, Rector of ITS.

  • Australia Awards
  • Mozambique

Alumna Dr Dulce Nhassico wants children to be safe from vaccine-preventable diseases in Mozambique. She relies on knowledge and skills developed while studying in Australia for her work.

  • Australia Awards
  • Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, according to World Bank reports. Australia Awards alumna Marzia Sultana from Bangladesh believes that the country needs more environmental experts in order to better understand the vulnerabilities and ensure sustainable development.

  • New Colombo Plan
  • Philippines

By participating in a New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grant in 2018, Zebelene gained invaluable skills, new perspectives, and developed connections that she continues to draw on in her professional career.

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  • Fiji
  • Vanuatu
  • Thailand

For 2019 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Fiji Scholar, Naomi Joyce, her scholarship experience strengthened her passion for innovation, boosted her confidence in working in unfamiliar settings, and enabled her to gain invaluable work-ready skills.

  • Australia Awards
  • Indonesia

Teacher trainer Dede Supriyanto believes children with disabilities can grow to their fullest potential when teachers, parents and caregivers develop skills to communicate with them.

  • Australia Awards
  • Indonesia

In Papua and West Papua, a puzzle card is helping tuberculosis patients remember to take their medication, a habit that plays a very important role in ensuring patient recovery, preventing re-occurrence, and eradicating tuberculosis.

  • Indonesia

Working with Islamic boarding schools within Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation, Hijroatul aims to introduce environmental-friendly management and raise awareness of environmental issues,

  • Australia Awards
  • Kenya

Climate change is adversely affecting most of the world and Kenya is no exception.

  • Australia Awards
  • Bangladesh

AustraliaAwards alumnus Pallab Chakma is now a fierce advocate for indigenous rights and fighting for his community’s equality through his current role as the Executive Director of the Kapaeeng Foundation in Bangladesh.

  • Philippines

Joji Ilagan-Bian pursued strong collaboration between the TVET sectors of Australia and Mindanao in the Philippines. She established foundations and schools in Davao City, including the first international school in Mindanao, that allows students to earn globally-recognised certifications.