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Alumnus James Asiimwe awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Philanthropy

 
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James Asiimwe, Director of the KAVC Foundation in Uganda, has been awarded the 2017 University of Canberra Chancellor's Award for Philanthropy.   The foundation helps vulnerable Ugandan children access food and education, and women generate income.   While studying a Master of International Development at the University of Canberra in 2015, James forged partnerships with Australian organisations and individuals that have contributed towards building...

 

Investing in food security and rural development

 
Farm produce cultivated using LIKPs in Bafut Cameroon

World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Food is a basic and fundamental human right. Yet, in a world of billions, 805 million people worldwide live with chronic hunger. In addition five million children, under the age of five, die of malnutrition-related causes every day.   World Food Day is held annually on 16th October. People from...

 

Australia Awards – Africa hosts Post-Doctoral Pre-Departure Briefing

 
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On Wednesday, 16 August 2017, the High Commissioner to South Africa, HE Mr Adam McCarthy, hosted a lunch in honour of the recipients of the inaugural Australia Awards – Africa Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.   Other guests at the lunch were Professor Bernard Slippers from the University of Pretoria, Wilna Venter from the University of Cape Town, and Daan du Toit from the...

 

World Youth Skills Day

 
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World Youth Skills Day, which is observed every year on the 15th of July, presents an opportunity to come together and recognise the importance of youth skills development, giving youth the chance to contribute to their communities’, countries’ and international sustainable development.   Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality...

 

Joyce Ocansey explores Australia’s working environment

 
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Ghanaian Awardee Joyce Ocansey (Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne) says she took part in the Inaugural Australia Awards-Africa Industry Placement Pilot because she wanted to explore not only the education system but also the working environment in Australia.   The Industry Placement Pilot gives awardees the opportunity to gain new knowledge, experiences, skills and expand their professional networks. Joyce...