• The University of Queensland supporting emerging African leaders in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is supporting emerging leaders in the extractives sector across Africa to engage with the challenges of development in artisanal and small-scale mining through an Australia Awards Short Course delivered by the university’s International Development unit.
  • Australia Awards Short Courses: Agribusiness (Africa) and Inclusive Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction (Nepal)

    August 2019
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    On 5 August 2019, The University of Queensland’s (UQ) International Development unit hosted an opening ceremony for 46 participants undertaking Australia Awards Short Courses in Agribusiness (Africa) and Inclusive Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction (Nepal). The participants from across Sub-Saharan Africa and Nepal will study a short-term program in a range of areas including agriculture, sustainable economic development, and disaster management. The short courses are designed and delivered by UQ’s International Development unit, for mid to senior-level professionals.
  • Developing Garlic Value Chains in Northern Mozambique

    January 2019
    Avêncio Matenga, an Agribusiness short course participant in 2017, is an Agribusine3ss Advisor for the Swisscontact’s horticulture value chain project in Northern Mozambique called Hort-Sempre.
  • Caged Fish Value Chain, Lake Victoria, Kisumu, Kenya

    January 2019
    Australia Awards: Short Term Award
    Rosemary Akinyi Wanasunia, an Agribusiness short course participant in 2017, is a County Program Coordinator at the Agricultural Sector Development Support Program in Kenya.
  • Peanut Butter Development in Lusaka, Zambia

    January 2019
    Australia Awards: Short Term Award
    Muma Bwalya Munansangu, an Agribusiness short course participant in 2017, is a development specialist working for the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission, a government agency aimed at providing broad based empowerment to citizens.
  • Jei River Cabbage Value Chain, Ghana

    January 2019
    Australia Awards: Short Term Award
    Vivian Turkson, an Agribusiness short course participant in 2017, is a Women in Agriculture Development Officer with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana. Her role involves delivering projects that impact the life of women, especially in farming and agribusiness through income generation and empowerment. 

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