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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.

  • Australia Awards
  • 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.

  • Australia Awards
  • 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.

  • Australia Awards
  • Indonesia

Students from Universitas Hasanuddin, in Sulawesi, recently had the amazing opportunity to participate in a research project investigating the management of the disposal and destruction of derelict watercraft, yachts, trawlers and boats in Queensland.

  • Australia Awards
  • Indonesia

Oz Alum Muhammad Zahidf Agriculture developed an Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ELISA) that specifically detects fluoroquinolone antibiotic residues in chicken liver, prawn, and milk products with his supervisor when he obtained his Master of Science in Food Safety from the UNSW.

  • Australia Awards
  • Indonesia
  • Malawi

The Student Engagement Grant program supports student-led initiatives which create positive change in the community.

  • Australia Awards
  • Kenya

‘I have a passion for helping people who aren’t very empowered to accept that they can change their situation for the better. This is why I’m using my livestock production skills to build resilient communities.’

  • Australia Awards
  • Ghana

Climate-smart agricultural technologies are significantly improving crop yields and the lives of farmers and communities in West Mamprusi Municipality, Ghana. In doing so, the technologies are addressing issues that have plagued this part of the country for more than a decade.