BREAKING NEWS: ALFRED NOBEL 2019

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” The 2019 Economic Sciences Laureates have shown how the problem of global poverty can be tackled by breaking it down into Read More …

Australia Awards at Flinders University

Classes become safe and inclusive when students can express themselves with confidence. Margret (Bangladesh), Lin Lin and Thi Thi (both are from Myanmar) shared their experience of doing Master of Education specializing in Leadership & Management together at Flinders University as Australia Awards Scholars. Recognising the challenge in English, they sought the support of the English Language Support Program to improve in Read More …

BREAKING NEWS: ALFRED NOBEL 2019

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” The 2019 Economic Sciences Laureates have shown how the problem of global poverty can be tackled by breaking it down into Read More …

Promoting international trade linkages between Australia and Bangladesh

Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Her Excellency Julia Niblett, has highlighted the importance of the trade relationship between Australia and Bangladesh at a recent Australia Awards alumni networking event held at the Australian High Commission in Dhaka. She expressed hope that Australia Awards alumni will continue to use their Australian experiences in their roles, as ambassadors for intra-regional trade, connectivity Read More …

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 …