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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.

  • Australia Awards
  • Philippines

Dr. Jose Rafael “Raffy” Marfori is at the forefront of the Philippine war against COVID-19 as he handles multiple priority work at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). Dr. Marfori works behind the scenes in and outside the walls of PGH – the country’s COVID-19 Referral Centre – to respond to the crisis.

  • Australia Awards
  • Philippines

Australia Awards alumnus Dr. Rene Abesamis led a multidisciplinary research on how marine protected areas can help restore coral reef biodiversity and productivity. He was recently recognised for his contributions to Philippine and global marine science.

  • Australia Awards
  • Cameroon

Developing new and better-quality maize varieties is one-way Cameroon can improve health through better diets and increased farmer incomes, especially in rural communities. It is a challenge Cameroonian alumna, Hortense Noelle Mafouasson, is determined to tackle.

  • Australia Awards
  • Mongolia

Successful business is critical in any nation’s development. #AusGlobalAlumni working in the private sector continue to play active roles in developing the economy and creating jobs.

  • Australia Awards
  • Mongolia

Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) has been delivered since 2014. WLP aims to enhance participants’ abilities to compete equally in the workplace and cultivate them to become the next generation of Mongolian leaders.