Success Stories

 

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...

 

Enabling smallholder farmers to improve food and nutrition security in Zimbabwe

 

Australia Awards Alumna, Fortune Kachidza, is using her Award-gained skills and experience to enable smallholder cattle farmers in Zimbabwe’s Buhera District to improve their livelihoods and contribute to sustainable food security.   Click below to read for more:   ...

 

Addressing illegal mining sustainably and equitably in Ghana

 
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Australia Awards Alumnus Richard Ellimah successfully completed a Short Course in Local Economic and Social Development in Extractives in 2015 at the University of Queensland. He is currently an Executive Director at the Centre for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) where he is working on the movement and relocation of illegal miners from AngloGold Ashanti’s concession.   Richard says during his stay in...

 

South African youth trained to develop assisitve devices

 
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Although it is difficult to estimate the number of people in need of mobility assistive devices, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 0.5% of every population need assistive devices among developing nations. Australia Awards Alumnus Ncedo Ludada (Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation in 2015) from the Flinders University is now able to contribute to developing and educating on mobility assistive...