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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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  • New Colombo Plan
  • 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.

  • Australia Awards
  • 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.

  • New Colombo Plan
  • 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.

  • Australia Awards
  • Bangladesh

Australia Awards alumna Hridita Dewan completed a Master of Development Studies at Macquarie University in Australia in 2018 through an Australia Awards Scholarship. She now works with Australia Awards – Bangladesh as a Program Officer, promoting Scholarships from a first-hand perspective.

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  • Indonesia

Mycotech, an Indonesian social entrepreneurship start-up based in Bandung, is creating affordable, durable, recyclable and eco-friendly building materials out of agricultural waste by applying mushroom mycelium technology.

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  • Maldives

Australia Awards alumnus Dr Ibrahim Zuhuree credits Australia Awards for influencing him to become an agent of change and instilling in him the knowledge and expertise to make a difference in the local community in the Maldives.

  • New Colombo Plan
  • All Countries

These dedicated Ambassadors are reaching the end of their tenure, but their experience will not be forgotten. With recruitment underway for our next generation of NCP Alumni Ambassadors for 2019-2020, this article looks back at the amazing work of our 2018-19 NCP Alumni Ambassadors and celebrates their achievements.

  • Australia Awards
  • Cambodia

The Live Projects program connects students with Victoria’s industries and priority sectors through work-based projects.