Social protection as a development policy in Uganda is growing, though slowly. Eighty per cent of citizens are still not covered for social security and protection, a situation Ssanyu Rebecca Ntongo, an Australia Leadership Award Fellowship alum, is determined to change.
Through Batik Girl program, OzAlum Lusia Efriani teaches female inmates to sew batik doll dresses, and gives them a way to earn income while serving their sentences.
For years, fishermen launched their boats onto Kenya’s Lake Victoria knowing they would return with an abundant catch. Then things changed. Overexploitation meant fishermen returned to shore empty-handed. Alumna Rosemary Wanasunia is determined to turn the tide.
For #OzAlum Endra Marsudi, Indonesia’s large population, complex social and economic challenges make it fertile ground to germinate ideas for new start-up companies.
OzAlum Dr Sidrotun Naim has spent the past weeks on Indonesian social media, correcting misinformation and dispelling myths about the novel coronavirus.
When Alumna Rosemary Okla returned home from studying in Australia, she was in a strong position to support women in Ghana to find jobs and flourish in the small-scale mining industry, while operating responsibly and sustainably. Determined to find a solution, Rosemary began working on how Ghana could diversify from gold mining.
Australia Awards alumna Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo already knows the potential and role of women in the mining sector from the inside out. She is working tirelessly since 2012 to promote the active role of women, and today she is at the forefront of mining in Ghana.
Charles Sturt University student, Dylan Male, reflects on his “profoundly transformative “and “life-changing” New Colombo Plan scholarship to Papua New Guinea, and also shares his hopes and excitement for his new role as NCP Alumni Ambassador in 2020. Read more.
Applying for an NCP Mobility grant in 2019 to study and undertake an internship in India, Johnny began a journey that would expand his personal horizons, enrich his educational experiences, and hone valuable work skills to better prepare for life after university.
#OzAlum Sitti Maesuri Patahuddin believes that empowering teachers with a vast variety of opportunities to learn and teach in different formats is one of the best ways to impact in a child’s education
Poultry farming, one of Nigeria’s most popular agribusinesses, has great potential to increase yields, disposable incomes and food security if farmers can establish reliable and profitable markets for their eggs.
One can find a unique scene in a field in Salatiga, Central Java. Hundreds of first-year female students at the State Institute of Islamic Studies are learning about Australian rules football through Footy Coaching Clinic spearheaded by #OzAlum Ana Surjanto.