Short Course on Countering Violent Extremism

Participants of the third delivery of #AustraliaAwards Short Course on Countering Violent Extremism – Using Social Media to Counter Radicalisation recently attended their pre-departure briefing in Dhaka. This short course will enable participants to examine the role of social media in the radicalisation process and explore recent initiatives to counter online threats. Participants are encouraged to develop strategies for the deployment of Read More …

Farzana Chowdhury: Bangladeshi champion for innovation and entrepreneurship

Australia Awards alumna Farzana Chowdhury is a woman with many career achievements. She is Bangladesh’s first-ever woman CEO in the insurance and financial sector. Early this year, she received an award for contributions towards the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 at the ‘She Rockers MyEO Women Summit and SDG Awards 2019’ (SDG 5 relates to Read More …

Australia Awards Alumna from Bangladesh receives grant from the Islamic Development Bank

Australia Awards Alumna Farhana Sultana has been awarded a USD100,000 grant by the Islamic Development Bank to undertake a project “innovation of a jute-based low cost, acceptable and biodegradable disposable sanitary pad to facilitate menstrual hygiene management in Bangladesh”. The project is being funded by the Islamic Development Bank, through the  Innovation via Transform Fund, as a support for its Member Countries Read More …

Farzana Chowdhury Awarded by Fellow Entrepreneurs

Farzana Chowdhury, CEO of Green Delta Insurance received the third prize at the ‘She Rockers MyEO Women Sustainable Development Goals Award 2019’ given by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Network – Bangladesh Chapter. EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs. Other awardees were Monique Maissan (Shanghai; First Prize) and Neha Tulsian (Gurgaon, India; Second Prize). Nineteen women entrepreneurs were nominated Read More …

Australia Awards alumni scale up innovations

Australia Awards supported alumni and alumni groups from South and West Asia to implement innovative activities through the Alumni Innovation Challenge in 2017. As a part of the activity, 35 alumni, including alumni groups, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka received grants amounting to $ 84,000 to implement innovative solutions to development issues in their Read More …

Salma Khuky: Australian by Degree (Click)

“I applied for [an] Australia Awards Scholarship… I learned so many cutting edge theories – It opened my perception and understanding”, she says. To read more please click the following link: https://australiaawardssouthwestasia.org/stories/australian-by-degree-salma-khuky-bangladesh/?fbclid=IwAR1X5GQWXq_dOVWNwMUY9cxobvDPLK8SLDX5HUwHtUeNRk4VzEtlc9ticGk #AustraliaAwards#AustraliaGlobalAlumni#Bangladesh

Dr Muhit: A dreamer (Click)

Dr Muhit: Australian by Degree “…Our dream is to create a Bangladesh which is inclusive and which does not exclude children or adults who have disability,” he says. To read more please click the following link #AustraliaAwards#AustraliaGlobalAlumni#Bangladesh

Online Information Sessions

Australia Awards-Bangladesh is conducting Online Information Sessions for potential Australia Awards Scholarships applicants for study commencing in 2020, on the following days. All online information sessions will be conduced at 2:00pm Dhaka time. Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 Wednesday, Read More …