Chevening news

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network.

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20 November 2017
In September 2017, the British Embassy in Cairo held the second 'Gender September', which includes a month of events and communications on what the UK is doing to support greater gender equality in Egypt and why it matters. This year's theme was sharaka (partnership), defined as men and women working together for the good of society. Read more
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11 July 2017
Tuberculosis, and in particular multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, is a growing problem in Bhutan. Chevening Alumna Lila Adhikari is now part of a team that is working toward more effective screening of the diasease. Read more
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23 March 2017
Mohamed El Ghawy talks about his journey through arts as tool of education, his organisation AFCA for Arts and Culture, Hakawy festival, recent Arts Management Training and plans for the future. Read more
EG GB
02 March 2017
Our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have returned home after spending a year in the UK during which they studied hard, built their networks, and became acquainted with British culture. British Embassies and High Commissions all over the world celebrated their return by throwing welcome home events. It is here that our newest cohort of Chevening Alumni receive their Chevening completion certificates, become inducted into the alumni community at home, and showcase all they learnt in the UK. Read more
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30 January 2017
Who is more inspirational than the young leaders who achieved excellence through Chevening?  With this in mind, the British Consulate General in Jerusalem organised a series of TED Talk-style events to inspire others and bring in the motivational spirit. The Chevening programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has more than 250 alumni, who have become distinguished leaders and influencers in a variety of fields including medicine, science, economics, the arts, and humanities. Read more
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28 November 2016
On 3 November at the British Embassy in Mexico City, a fascinating conference took place titled Latest trends in international trade and its effects on the policies of the countries. Mexico’s Current stance: Globalization vs Protectionism. The Mexican Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) partnered with the LSE Mexican Alumni Association, PricewaterhouseCoopers Mexico (PwC), and the UK Alumni Association Mexico to deliver this conference. They brought together high profile experts on international trade to debate what is a hot international topic at the moment. Read more
MX GB
12 September 2016
The Chevening application process can seem overwhelming for anyone who is doing it for the first time. The British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon have been harnessing the power of the network to help applicants navigate the process. In a new initiative at the high commission, both alumni and current scholars were asked to each coach a potential applicant through the application process. The coaches did not write the application for anyone, but gave tips, moral support, and guidance on how to bring out the best of themselves in their application. Read more
CM GB
12 September 2016
On 25 August 2016, 66 guests gathered at the British embassy in Baku to witness the establishment of the Chevening Alumni Association Azerbaijan (CAAA). Guests were from many sectors of society including journalists, university academics, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Narmin Rahimli, Chevening Alumna (2014) and new president of the association, led the initiative for an exclusive group for Chevening Alumni in Azerbaijan. Watch this video of the launch event, and hear about the aims of the association from Narmin: Read more
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15 July 2016
The first ever Japan Chevening Alumni Network (JCAN) event took place on 26 April 2016 in Tokyo. Over 30 alumni gathered at Watahan Ginza Gallery for an evening of professional networking, dialogue, and discovery. Julia Longbottom, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Tokyo, was guest of honour in acknowledgement of the support the British Embassy had given in the development of the new association.  Read more
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01 April 2016
The British Embassy in Dushanbe recently hosted the first ever Central Asia and South Caucasus Alumni Conference in Tajikistan. Read more
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