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In East Lombok, fifteen women livestock farmers are inspiring more than a hundred of their fellow villagers to improve their livelihoods, thanks to a complete cattle feed program run by Ridho Ilahi People’s Farm Centre, with funding from the Australian Government through the Alumni Grant Scheme.

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  • Maldives

Australia Awards alumna Mariyam Rifga is making a significant contribution towards strengthening Protected Area Management in the Maldives and has been an asset to her organisation in achieving its conservation goals.

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  • Maldives

Australia Awards alumna Hawwa Leesha has always been passionate about giving back to society and is currently making a difference in the Maldives through providing a support system for vulnerable women.

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  • Papua New Guinea

When it comes to championing health care and making a positive difference in regional Papua New Guinea, Dr Izzard Aglua’s credentials are impressive by any measure.

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  • Ethiopia

Improving the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ethiopia is a passion of Minister of Trade and Industry, Teka Gebreyesus Entehabu. Today, this Australia Awards alumnus is proud to see real results emerge from work in this area, including improved government accountability and transparency.

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  • Indonesia

OzAlum Muhammad Rif’an Rahmatulloh uses his knowledge to ensure the coffee beans meet the standard of quality, which is a key to participate in an ever-growing international market.

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Each year, more than 50 champions from across the world compete at the prestigious World Barista Championship to promote excellence in coffee and advance the profession. This year, represented by Mikael Jasin, Indonesia placed fourth, the highest ranking it has ever achieved at the competition.

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  • Indonesia

The Australian Embassy Jakarta hosts the "2019 Gig on the Green" music festival to welcome home recently returned Australian graduates and help maintain ongoing connections with new alumni. Over 500 alumni attended the festivity.

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  • Nepal

Australia Awards scholar Radhika is currently undertaking a Master of Environment with specialisation in Integrated Water Catchment Management at the University of Melbourne, through an Australia Awards Scholarship.

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  • Sri Lanka

Australia Awards alumna Dr Samitha Samanmali’s story of courage and inspiration is a perfect example of how one can draw strength from tragedy.

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  • Nigeria

Alumna Chioma Adaobi Nzewi is a champion of strong economic management. Working in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Chioma is making major headway in building robust budgeting at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria. Her focus is on cultivating a culture of accountability and ownership of budgeting among colleagues.

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  • Bhutan

2019 New Colombo Plan scholar Lacey Cornall was planning to travel to Bhutan on a short-term mobility program. Then she was nominated by Charles Sturt University to apply for an NCP Scholarship – and she knew straight away where she wanted to go.