Success Stories

 

Creating value within Zimbabwe’s tomato industry

 
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Australia Awards Alumna, Susan Sithole is currently a Market Linkage Officer at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), in Zimbabwe. She uses the skills and knowledge that she gained during her Agribusiness Short Course in 2016 to contribute to the value chain development sector. “Some of the things that I have learnt, during my time in Australia, is the...

 

Tackling HIV and AIDS through individualized and practical solutions

 
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Young people, aged from 10 – 24 years, comprise 38.9 percent, of Botswana’s 1.8 million population. This current cohort is the largest group of young people entering adulthood in Botswana’s history. However, because of the devastation caused by HIV and AIDS, Botswana's population is declining. It is projected that in 2025, there will be 37% young people, in the same...

 

Leading the charge in Private and Public sector mining

 
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Moses Njiru Njeru was awarded, a full scholarship by Australia Awards – Africa, to study A Masters in Mining Engineering. In 2009 he left Kenya, to study at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.   Prior to his Master's qualification, Moses began his professional career teaching Mathematics and Physics. He left the public sector to work as a security company...

 

Creating sustainable ocean governance, through community networks

 
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Madagascan Tantely Andriamaharo Ny Aina has continuously developed his professional training through the Australia Awards – Africa. He is currently completing a Master of Maritime degree and previously completed a short course in Ocean Governance through the programme. The skills that he gained from his Ocean Governance studies contributed to the enhancing of ocean governance and regulation in the region....

 

Namibian alumna provides support to de-bushing

 
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According to the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) the country is affected by bush encroachment on a massive scale.  Bush encroachment is the invasion or thickening of aggressive undesired woody species resulting in an imbalance of the grass: bush ratio, a decrease in biodiversity, and a decrease in carrying capacity. This phenomenon currently affects between 26 and...