Meet Agustin, a Chevening Alumnus from Argentina. Agustin recognised that what we eat can make a difference to the planet. He recognised a demand for sustainable food and took action. That’s why we’ve made him our first Chevening Climate Hero.
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.
With COP26 (the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties) just around the corner, we want to shine a light on one of the events happening in the run up: A British Council-funded workshop, sure to be a highlight on the road to COP26 in November 2021.
Born and raised in Iraqi Kurdistan, Hana Raza is one of the first female environmental advocates and specialists. We hear how she has had a positive impact on the wildlife conservation field in Iraq.
One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set out by the United Nations, is to protect and conserve life below water (United Nations, 2021). Our oceans cover 71% of Earth’s surface, making it the planet’s largest habitat. Did you know that more than 800 species living in the depths of our oceans have interacted […]
Global issues such as climate change and rapid urbanisation are placing even greater strain on one of the world’s most precious finite natural resources, water. How can we improve access to clean water in water scarce countries like Tanzania? We speak with Chevening Scholar, Oscar Timothy.
In the year that the UK government hosts the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, the Chevening Scholarships programme is in a unique position to effect sustainable change across the world. With over 52,000 alumni in 160 countries and territories across the world, the Chevening network is educated, influential and led by purpose. We hope that our scholars and alumni are motivated to […]
At Chevening, we are very proud to be teaming up with our partners at the Marshall, Fulbright and Commonwealth scholarship programmes to encourage our communities to take climate action in 2021, the year the UK holds the presidency for the COP26 climate conference. The climate crisis affects us all, and together we can take action. Together we can […]
Climate action is needed, now. Although many of us accept this fact, it can be difficult to understand how to take positive action. When faced with such an enormous challenge, what can we do as individuals to help? We talk to Chevening Alumnus José Daniel Madrigal.
With 30,000 species closer to extinction, will virtual reality be the future? And what is being done to preserve and protect these creatures at risk?
Yetunde Fadeyi is a new alumna, part of the class of 2019. REES Africa is an initiative she co-founded to help improve energy access in rural parts of Nigeria. Here she tells us about her inspirations for setting up REES, the challenges she faced, and her hopes for the future. REES Africa (Renewable Energy & […]