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Australia Awards scholar Nurunnahar Nupur from Bangladesh is undertaking a Master of Education with a focus on Special Education at Flinders University.

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A commitment to seeking local and global solutions on issues related to climate change motivated 2018 New Colombo Plan scholar, Daniel Hay-Hendry, to explore firsthand the ever-growing impact that climate change is having on people’s lives across the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • Pakistan

Australia Awards scholar Mahpara Farrukh from Pakistan is undertaking a Master of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on social and human development. Before her studies in Australia, she worked in Pakistan’s development sector for 5 years, mainly in the areas of women’s political participation and empowerment.

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Australia Awards scholar Saima Mazhar is undertaking a Master of Education with Leadership and Management as a specialisation at the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. Before her studies in Australia, she worked in school leadership roles for ten years. She has always wanted to explore the potential of educational leadership.

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  • Indonesia

Gabrielle Hill is a mature-aged Bachelor of Laws student at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory. She is also a proud Indigenous Palawa woman, and in 2017 joined the New Colombo Plan Alumni community after she undertook a Mobility Program in Indonesia.

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  • Pakistan

Today (27 June 2019) marks the United Nations’ Micro-,Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day, in recognition of MSMEs’ work in local and global economies. MSMEs play a key role in developing countries and are the backbone of economies worldwide.

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  • Indonesia

More than 30 mobility impaired people and supporters are opening wheelchair service centres across five cities in Central Java, thanks to a program run by UCP Wheels for Humanity with funding from the Australian Government through the Alumni Grant Scheme.

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  • Indonesia

Aruna Indonesia, a social entrepreneurship start-up, is on its way to lead and inspire sustainable use of Indonesia’s oceanic resources for economic growth as well as improve the livelihood of small-scale fishermen and overall maritime ecosystem health.

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  • Vanuatu
  • Fiji

Deakin University’s Maxi Jerram-Snell is strengthening links between Australia and the Pacific during her time in Fiji and Vanuatu as part of her New Colombo Plan scholarship.

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  • Korea, Republic of

With Australian cities growing fast, New Colombo Plan scholar and aspiring architect, Kieran Maguire, wants to use his newfound perspectives on urban living in South Korea to create more connected communities back home.

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  • Indonesia

Thanks to the effort of Banda Aware, fishermen from the villages of Tanah Rata, Kumber, Pulau Pisang and Gunung Api in the Banda district, Maluku, are going back to their roots and exploring bamboo as an alternative building material to diminishing coral and beach sand.

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  • Indonesia

Meet Ayu Kartika Dewi, co-founder of SabangMerauke, a student exchange program initiative fostering tolerance, and Milenial Islami, a program fostering peaceful Islamic values.