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Four outstanding Australia Awards alumnae working to make a difference in the Philippine land sector

For many Filipinos, access to land is a key means to get out of poverty. This is why the Philippine Government, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Land Management Bureau (LMB), has been working to improve land administration and management in the country through various reforms including computerization of land-related data and removal of overlapping oversight function among government agencies. Four notable Australia Awards scholars are at the forefront of these reforms. One of them is Atty. Emelyne Talabis, Director of LMB and Australia Awards Fellow in 2009. “The Fellowship exposed me to how land administration… Read more »

AUSTRALIA AWARDS FELLOWSHIP - Revitalizing Mining Education in the Philippines Focusing on Gender Imbalance in the Asia-Pacific

19 August – 13 September 2015 by Dr. Marita Dimaano, University of Sto. Tomas with Dean Philipina Marcelo, College of Engineering (full story on www.australiaawardsphilippines.org) My exposure to the different activities during the Fellowship such as attendance to lectures, seminars, workshops, observing undergraduate and graduate lecture and laboratory classes and having meetings with the key persons in the prospective engineering disciplines fairly accorded our thrust of revitalizing mining education in the Philippines focusing on gender imbalance in the Asia-Pacific region. Our plant tour and visits to the Superpit and Northern Star Mining Sites, coupled with our discussions with women engineers… Read more »

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