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.

Building entrepreneurs out of poverty

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.

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The Rewarding Journey of Giving Back

Evans Lyndon Baines-Johnson was awarded the Chevening Scholarship in 2015 from Sierra Leone, in West Africa. Before studying Governance and Public Policy at the University of Sheffield, Evans was involved in the 2014 Ebola response as part of an international NGO. This experience was the starting point of a rewarding and fulfilling journey as a volunteer, turning into the catalyst for the career he is now pursuing.

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Empowering Female Leadership

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.

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