Bhutan Alumni

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Welcome to the Bhutan Australia Awards Alumni webpage

Australia Awards Alumni Associations in South Asia aim to reach and engage all Australia Awards alumni in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Each association seeks to strengthen the bonds that alumni established during their time in Australia.

Although the starting point is to establish alumni associations and networks in each country, the longer term goal is to foster alumni links across the region and with Australia. This regional connection will be driven by the associations in each country.

There are two overarching main objectives for the alumni associations in the South Asia region:

  • to assist prospective scholars decide their study programs and universities in Australia; and
  • to link returning scholars with a professional network of prominent academics, business and community leaders and government officials who have successfully completed studies in Australia and returned to contribute to development in South Asia.

News and Events

Bhutan Government officials poised to break down gender barriers

Image After completing the Australia Awards Short Course on Women in Executive Leadership Development in December 2017, senior Government officials from Bhutan planned to counter gender stereotypes and break down barriers to women’s participation as decision-makers in the workforce.

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Farewell and Welcome back ceremonies held on 22 November 2013

ImageA Farewell ceremony in conjunction with Welcome back and introduction to local alumni was held on22 November 2013 for Australia Award recipients and recent returnees. All 46 awardees of Intake 2014 and 19 alumni attended the event.

The Australian Ambassador to Bhutan (also the Australian High Commissioner, New Delhi), Mr. Patrick Suckling, Second Secretary, Ms. Kate Sullivan, Chairman of the RCSC, Lynpo Thinley Jamtsho, Secretary of MOLHR, Dasho Pema Wangda, Secretary of Ministry of Education (MOE) and Commissioner of the RCSC, Dasho Sangay Dorji, and other senior government and NGO officials attended the event.

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