News and blogs

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network, and blogs from members of our community.

Community action in Cameroon

Foumbot is a small village in Cameroon’s West Region. It is currently home to hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who have been forced to leave their home due to the current socio-political crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. Chevening officer Mireille Djob shares how the local alumni association ran an integrated outreach project to provide humanitarian assistance to over 850 IDPs currently based there.

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Chevening Alumni in Bulgaria inspire a new generation of leaders

The Bulgarian Chevening Association (BCA) is a vibrant group of Chevening Alumni based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since a re-launch in 2017, the group have been working hard to provide networking opportunities for their members and opportunities to inspire the next generation of young Bulgarians. The result of this hard work is a brand new initiative called […]

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Bridging divides in La Hispaniola

The two countries that call the Caribbean island of La Hispaniola home, Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR), are geographically close, but have not always enjoyed a harmonious relationship. In November 2018, the Chevening Alliance for La Hispaniola organised a binational conference in Santo Domingo, bringing together alumni from these neighbouring nations to discuss challenges […]

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Alumni discuss ‘frictionless borders’ at global forum

On Saturday 10 November, a typically British autumn day, alumni representing more than 22 nations gathered at Regent’s University London for the Chevening Alumni Alliance’s (CAA) second global forum. This flagship event of the CAA calendar attracted alumni from all corners of the world, including Haiti, Bulgaria, Jordan, Russia, Indonesia, and South Africa. The CAA […]

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Exploring the future of the Western Balkans through art and dialogue

Over the past three months, Chevening Alumni from across the Western Balkans have been working together on a series of events to improve collaboration in the region. As part of this project, Chevening Alumni from Montenegro organised two big events: a regional alumni conference, and a regional art exhibition featuring pieces from an open competition. […]

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Latin American alumni discuss future of regional public policy

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October, Chevening Alumni hosted a ground-breaking forum on the topic of Public Policy and Behavioural Sciences in Montevideo, Uruguay. The event, which received funding from the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF), marked a pivotal moment for Uruguay, as it was the first forum of its kind in the country’s […]

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Cheveners make plans for regional cooperation in Skopje

On 6 October 2018, the Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) hosted a roundtable to discuss the future of the Western Balkans in light of the fifth Western Balkans Summit, which was held in London in July 2018. Chevening Alumni from across the region were in attendance, with guests travelling from Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, […]

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Tech giants join fight against fake news in Brazil

by Eduardo Mack, Chevening Officer, Brazil

In August 2018, Cheveners in Brazil embarked on an innovative project to discuss one of today’s most fascinating trends – fake news. It’s an issue of interest to alumni all over Brazil, but due to the size of the country, getting everyone together in one place for an event is a challenge. The solution? Run […]

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