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The Australia Awards alumni in Mongolia are making an impressive contribution to the development of Mongolia through their services in Central Bank of Mongolia. Nearly 10% of the Central Bank of Mongolia employees are Australian alumni. They are shaping the operations of the Central Bank of Mongolia for ensuring stability of the financial sector

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Completing a New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship program in Myanmar provided Mish Khan with the opportunity to connect with different world views and develop a deep understanding of the aspirations and complexities of Myanmar.

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  • All Countries

Leesa’s New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grant ignited her passions for international business and building Australia’s ties with the Indo-Pacific. Five years on from her 2014 NCP Mobility Grant, she continues to benefit from her NCP experience.

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  • South Africa

Underprivileged students living in rural communities and poor township populations in South Africa face many educational challenges. These challenges prevent them from gaining skills needed to blossom in life. It is a situation South African alumnus, Khulile September, is determined to change in his home province of Eastern Cape.

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  • Kenya

The existential threat of COVID-19 to humanity is real with every part of the world affected. Kenya and the rest of Africa are no exception and are working quickly to enforce stringent measures to instil radical change in behaviour to contain the virus.

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  • Maldives

Australia Awards alumnus Dr Ahmed Adham Abdulla has successfully applied knowledge he gained from his studies in Australia to establish and improve Maldivian workplaces.

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  • Mozambique

The gap between scientific evidence and decision making is a significant challenge in combating public health issues in Mozambique. Australia Awards alumna Ana Quimasse Muteerwa is determined to make a difference by advocating for developing and scaling up successful evidence-based strategies in the health sector.

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  • Mauritius

Australia Alumna, Meenakshi Bappoo–Soobhug, is at the forefront of ensuring that the Mauritius – China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the proposed India – Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) have a positive national impact in Mauritius.

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  • Pakistan

Australia Awards alumnus Shoaib Iqbal is making a difference in Pakistan by empowering children through art.

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  • Sri Lanka

Australia Awards alumna Sarah Soysa has spearheaded significant changes in sexual and reproductive health and rights for women, girls and young people in the most vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka.

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  • Pakistan

Australia Awards alumnus Ibrahim Khilji is supporting agribusiness development in Pakistan by developing markets for small-scale agribusiness owners through direct intervention.

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  • Indonesia

Meet #OzAlum Tantia Dian Permata Indah who is helping shape the health start-up sector through Alodokter app with more than 24 million active monthly users, providing an integrated health service, including health information, medical consultations, health insurance, and an easy way to book hospital appointments.