Success Stories

 

Water Resources Alumnus, Simeneh Moges assisting in Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan

 
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Picture: Water points that have been placed closer to homes.   Ethiopia plans to become a middle-income country by 2025, with the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) being the main anchor.  WaSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Irrigation WaSH programme of ORDA supports the Regional and National Governments program and is aligned with their objectives and strategies stated in GTP. The...

 

Tanzanian Alumnus, Patrick Nzamba improving water supply and sanitation in five communities

 
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Tanzanian Managing Director of the Singida Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority, Patrick Nzamba (Masters in Water Resources Management, Adelaide University, 2013) implemented the first phase of the Five Town Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Program between July 2014 to July 2016. With a focus in Mtwara, Lindi, Babati, Kigoma and Sumbawanga, the projects objective included provision of safe domestic...

 

Strengthening Namibia’s private sector through effective trade policy

 
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With key export areas in agricultural products and extractive commodities (diamonds make up 25% of exports) and faced with a trade deficit. Namibia has had to make critical strides in trade research and negotiations to ensure it remains competitive in the global marketplace by taking advantage of a range of favourable trade partnerships and agreements that drive private sector growth.   Australia...

 

Arnaud Tonang’s focus on sensitisation of miners on the rehabilitation of Cameroon mining

 
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Australia Awards recipients return home with new ideas, knowledge and the ability to make a significant contribution to their home countries as leaders in their field. Cameroonian Alumnus Arnaud Tonang Zebaze, currently the Head of Services of Mines, Geology and Mining Cadastre of Adamawa region, says the skills and knowledge he gained through Australia Awards enabled  him to geo-localise mining...

 

Promoting local, indigenous knowledge and practices to mitigate the negative effects of climate change on small holder farmers

 
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According to Australia Awards Alumnus Eric Mboumien who is the founder of the Action Groups on Governance and Environmental Management (AGGEM), over 70% of households in Cameroon depend on agriculture for their survival, yet the sector is highly exposed to the negative impacts of climate change.   Eric explains that a lag between the time policies are initiated and implemented and a...