Mashiat Mahbub Chowdhury and Sayan Muhammad Rafi, two Chevening alumni from Bangladesh, are now making an impact in the development sector of their home country. Either by providing mechanization for agricultural activities or improving women’s knowledge and abilities in business, their work empowers rural Bangladeshi communities to come out of poverty and challenge social and cultural norms.
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.
March 2021 marked an important moment for the Russia Chevening Association – they launched the Diversity and Inclusion Club. The club aims to develop a network of Russian and international female leaders, exchange experiences, empower and support each other in tackling acute challenges in business, social, cultural and personal development. Olga Diachenko, member and leader of the Russia Chevening Association speaks to us about it.
Orna Rosenfeld, 2006 Chevening Alumna and recent winner of the British Council Social Impact Alumni Award, shares an insight into her work in 56 countries, where she advises governments, selected cities and leaders of international organizations on affordable housing and international urban development.
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.
After graduating from the University of Surrey with an MSc in Science in Microwave and Radiofrequency Engineering, Paola better understood the importance of young girls being exposed to ‘harder’ subjects. Here she tells us more about ‘Chicas Waskiris’ and how the Bolivian Chevening community is empowering young women.
Leonie Dindji is a Master's student in Childhood studies at Swansea University from Ivory Coast. We asked Leonie about the woman who most inspired her to pursue her education. This is what she said…
As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we’ve been asking our Chevening community to share stories about the women who have inspired them most. In this blog, we hear from Dian Maya Safitri.
In the month of International Women’s Day (8 March), we are celebrating women in our community who #ChooseToChallenge gender inequality worldwide. This week, we caught up with Kagiso Madibana.
Chevening Alumna Gloria Williston discovers how visually impaired journalist Paul Anomah-Kordieh is challenging people’s perceptions of disability.
As the first woman in her family to go to university, Chevening Scholar Christine Coc is helping other Mayan girls follow her lead.