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.

Learning what type of leader I am

by Kanta Singh, Country Programme Manager, UNWomen India

Running for over 20 years, the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence is the UK Foreign Office’s flagship fellowship programme for India aimed at mid-career professionals who are ready to take the next step in their journey towards leadership. My experience as a Chevening Gurukul fellow Over the 25 years I’ve spent working on […]

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Africa’s future leaders connect at the FCO

Chevening Scholars from across Africa met with civil servants at the FCO in London to discuss issues of mutual interest in the run up to the UK hosting the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Over 150 scholars from 36 African countries met with FCO desk officers who specialise in African policy issues for an open and in-depth […]

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Chevening Scholar at the FCO

Women and wellbeing in Central Asia

How do we care for our own and other’s wellbeing? How do we harness practical tools at our disposal to improve our quality of life? These were the big questions being tackled at the Chevening CIS Conference in November. Hosted by the Russia Chevening Alumni Association with the British Embassy in Moscow, the event attracted […]

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Chevening Alumnus discusses gender inequality with the royals

The One Young World summit brings delegates and leaders, present and future, together from across the globe. Two thousand young people from over 190 countries attended the four day forum this year, which aims to accelerate social impact. Besides hosting a series of talks on a variety of subjects from some particularly inspiring people, this […]

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A Night at The Laboratory

The essence of Chevening is to drive forward innovation and collaboration. To this end, The Laboratory was held on 7 November – an evening to encourage the sharing of ideas between alumni, with three chosen Cheveners giving a short pitch, outlining their idea for creating impact. The event kicked off with a speed networking session […]

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