Building on the success of an initiative launched in 2013, the Australian Government has selected the 2014 Alumni ambassadors to support Australia’s Scholarship program and to advance its objective of promoting development through education and training in Africa. The Alumni ambassadors are a team of volunteer champions from across the continent, committed to the development of Africa.
Australia Awards will host a three-day capacity-building Alumni Ambassadors Workshop, focusing on effective leadership and networking, in Lusaka, Zambia, from 24 to 26 June 2014. The workshop will be attended by 12 Alumni nominated from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia to serve as Australia Awards ambassadors.
The ambassadors – Ndibo Joyce Monyatsi (Botswana), Hamere Tadege Tadesse (Ethiopia), Ismael Nii Adjei Browne (Ghana), Angela Nyambura Gichaga (Kenya), Désiré Alphonse Rakotondravaly (Madagascar), Samon Ngutwa (Malawi), Deeptee Korlapu Bungaree (Mauritius), Ana Charles (Mozambique), Chikezie Isiguzo (Nigeria), Nompumelelo Radebe (South Africa), Patrick Barugahare (Uganda) and Timothy Moono (Zambia) – were nominated by Australian Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in Africa. They have been appointed for a one-year term.