In a culmination to a series of scholar engagement events that have taken place across the 2014/2015 cycle, the South Asia Afghanistan Directorate (SAAD) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) hosted a farewell afternoon tea for the South Asian and Afghan Scholars. Around 20 of them participated in roundtable discussions giving scholars from Pakistan, India, Nepal, […]
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office launch the Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholarships
On 22 June, the Rt Hon Hugo Swire, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office presided at an event that brought together 40 scholars from Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru and the ambassadors of those countries to mark the launch of a new set of Chevening Scholarships for 2015/2016 – the FCO Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholarships.
The Pacific Alliance was founded in 2011 and provides participating countries a free trade area paving the way for education and innovation exchange and development. The UK is an interested observer in the process.
These scholarships, starting this September, will combine the prestigious Chevening Scholarship brand with the goals and values the UK shares with the Pacific Alliance, promoting growth and a rules-based economic system.
An exciting programme of networking events, policy roundtable discussions, and visits for scholars will provide valuable opportunities to exchange ideas, expertise and knowledge, and create a cadre of exceptional Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholars who can advance the work of the alliance after their studies.
Nearly 40 Chevening Scholars participated in roundtable discussions with staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to strengthen mutual understanding of the UK’s engagement with Africa, and the continent’s future prospects. The event was a clear demonstration of the bilateral value Chevening can bring to scholars, their home countries, and the FCO by […]
Last week, almost 50 Pakistani Chevening and Commonwealth Scholars were welcomed to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for an evening reception hosted by Mr Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East at the Foreign Office. H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas High Commissioner also attended the event on Mr Ellwood’s invitation. Mr Ellwood opened the reception with […]