ILRI’s Azage Tegegne becomes Australia Awards African Alumni Ambassador

The Australian Government has launched an Africa Alumni Ambassadors initiative aimed at raising the visibility of Australia Awards in Africa.

Dr. Azage Tegegne, coordinator of the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project joined the first group.

I am very happy that this day has come. I have waited for 24 years for it. Having studied Livestock Sciences and Rural Development at the University of Queensland in Australia in the late 1980s, I am really looking forward to promoting the wonderful work that the Australian Government scholarships are doing not only in my country but in the rest of the continent.

Australia Awards are prestigious scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government. They offer the next generation of leaders from Australia and overseas an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development that enables them to contribute to their countries’ development on their return home.

Read more about this initiative

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