Success Stories

 

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...

 

Tapping into Ethiopia’s booming dairy sector

 
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Agriculture in Ethiopia is the foundation of the country's economy and accounts for half of the gross domestic product (GDP). In 2016, 85% of the labour force, in the country, were within the agriculture sector. According to the World Bank, Ethiopia’s GDP has increased substantially (from USD 29,93 Billion in 2010 to USD 61,54 Billion in 2016) as a result...

 

Enhancing Africa’s economic growth through maritime security and ocean governance

 
Dr Charles Ngunjiri

Millions of people, particularly in the developing world, depend on oceans for food security and economic development. A green economy is the effective use of the earth’s natural resources, while a blue economy depends on healthy marine resources.   The development of a blue economy in Kenya is hampered by factors including overfishing, climate change, pollution and the capital-intensive development of sectors...