Australia Awards South and West Asia 2018 Regional Alumni Workshop

Congratulations to the grant recipients of the 2018 #AustraliaAwards South and West Asia Regional Alumni Workshop: Australia Awards Alumni as Champions for the Environment and Climate Action.

Three teams from Bangladesh will receive a grant from @AustraliaAward to implement projects on environmental protection and climate action.

Team one will develop a mobile application to enable a Disaster Information and Response Support System.

Abul Bashar M Fakhruzzaman (Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources)

MasumaParvin (Ministry of Expatriate’s Welfare and Overseas Employment)

Ahmed Ziaur Rahman (Ministry of Finance)

They will be working with their nominated mentors, Md. Shah Kamal (Ministry of Relief and Disaster) and Subhash Chandra Sarker (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)

Team two will develop community empowerment and action against illegal stone extraction, for the preservation of the natural environment

Pallab Chakma and Shohel Chandra Hajang (Kapaeeng Foundation)

Janet Naco and Lelung Khumi (Helen Keller International)

Also working with their nominated mentors, Md. Obaidul Haque (University of Dhaka) and Jumlia Amlai (Movement for Protection of Land and Forest in the CHT)

Team three will design and develop a rainwater harvester to reduce drudgery of women in drinking water collection

Dr. Md. Moinul Hosain Oliver, Bangabandhu Agricultural University

Khandakar Faisal Ibn Murad, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

Dr. Md. Amdadul Haque, Bangabandhu Agricultural University

These recipients recently signed a grant agreement and attended training sessions on fraud control and child protection.

In November, they will attend the Regional Alumni Workshop in Thimphu, Bhutan where they will present the outcomes of their projects and compete with teams from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

They will also participate in master classes and visit innovative projects on environmental protection and climate action. One of the projects will be declared as the winner and will receive additional funding from Australia Awards.

We wish bothteams from Bangladeshall the success as they implement their projects!