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Australia's global alumni are highly talented, globally mobile and empowered by a world-class Australian education. They are current and future leaders, they are influencers and change-makers. Individually and collectively, Australia Global Alumni are helping to shape the world around them.

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Australian Alumni in the Philippines

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Australia's global alumni community in the Philippines include all Filipinos who completed and/or graduated from recognised Australian educational institutions or Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), including participants in trainings and short-term courses. This includes those that have been awarded scholarships under the Australia Awards, Colombo Plan, Endeavour Awards, Australian Leadership Awards or other Australian Government scholarships. It also includes individuals who have supported their own study in Australia or those who were sponsored by institutions or organisations other than the Australian Government.

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News and Updates

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Call for Applications for Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction Short Course

Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines (AAAEP-P) invites applications from interested Australia Global Alumni and HR and GAD focal persons of AAAEP-P partner organisations who would like to join the 4-week specialisation course on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction developed by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies of the University of the Philippines and Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative.

The course aims to improve knowledge of relevant policies, regulations, and tools in implementing gender-sensitive disaster management practices particularly gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are open until 15 April 2020.

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Nominations for 2020 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards are now open

Do you know of Australia-educated Filipinos who are leaders, innovators or young achievers in their field? Nominate them for the 2020 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards.

In 2019, Joji Ilagan-Bian was honoured with the Alumni of the Year award for her significant contribution to the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) sector of Mindanao. She established foundations and schools in Davao City, including the first international school in Mindanao, that allows students to earn globally-recognised certifications. Her initiatives helped create a favourable business and investment climate in Davao City since 1988.

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Australia Global Alumna brings Filipino textile and crafts to Australia

Filipina entrepreneur Anya Lim, co-founder of Anthill Fabric Gallery, recently established partnership among Filipino-Australian entrepreneurs and textile artists in Australia. She brought Anthill Fabric’s best sellers, accessories, and heritage collection through a pop-up series in Melbourne and Sydney. These initiatives are part of her export plan for Anthill Fabric Gallery, which is her re-entry action plan (REAP) for the Australia Awards Women Trading Globally program. Anya is also collaborating with DTI-Sydney for opportunities to pitch business to potential buyers and retailers in Australia. Anya Lim completed her Master in Communications for Social Change at the University of Queensland.

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Australia Global Alumni supports awareness campaign to save Philippine Eagle

Australia Global Alumni, in a bid to raise awareness of the current situation of the Philippine Eagle, collaborated with the Philippine Eagle Foundation and SM Supermalls for the exclusive screening of Bird of Prey, a documentary that follows a Philippine Eagle family in the wild and how they raise their young.

Over 100 guests gathered to support the charity screening of the film, which was held last 3 March 2020 at the SM Aura Premier. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Indigenous Forest Guards at Mt Apo who take care of the eagles and their habitat on the nation’s behalf.

Australian alumnus Jayson Ibanez, who heads the Research and Conservation at the Philippine Eagle Foundation in Davao, pioneered research on eagle home range, survival and habitat use through radio, satellite and GPS/GSM telemetry in the Philippines.