Regional Alumni Workshop 2024: Apply now
Bridging the gender gap and supporting local women leaders…
As the centrepiece of alumni engagement efforts, Australia Awards – South Asia & Mongolia will host the Regional Alumni Workshop (RAW) 2024 from 22-24 April in Bhutan.
In support of the fifth priority area under the Australia Awards Global Strategic Framework 2021–24, ‘gender equality and women’s empowerment’, the proposed theme for the 2024 Regional Alumni Workshop is ‘Bridging the gender gap and supporting local women leaders’.
We invite Australia Awards alumni from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka working to achieve gender equality and supporting women’s empowerment to apply.
This is a great opportunity for alumni to present their work, share their experiences and successes with fellow alumni, and build and strengthen relevant professional networks across the region, including through the Women in Leadership Network and Male Allies for Gender Equality Network. This extends the alumni experience beyond national boundaries and offers an enhanced professional development aspect to alumni engagement.
Applications are now open and close on 31 January 2024.
English will be the only language used at the Regional Alumni Workshop and therefore only applicants who are proficient in English will be considered.
Note: Applicants from Nepal and Mongolia who have not yet participated in a Regional Alumni Workshop will be considered more favourably than applicants who have participated in previous Regional Alumni Workshops.
Major activities during the Regional Alumni Workshop 2024 will be:
- interactive sessions with expert speakers on subjects which may include mainstreaming gender equality, empowering women leaders, regional approaches to gender equality, leadership for gender equality from indigenous communities and minorities, promoting gender equality in the workplace, psychosocial care, and how men can display allyship
- opportunities for alumni to share their gender equality projects and challenges, and seek opportunities for collaboration
- a tour where alumni will visit gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives in Bhutan and engage with subject matter experts and
- networking opportunities.
To apply for RAW 2024, complete the online application by 31 January 2024.
Who can apply
Applications are open to Australia Awards alumni from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Applicants must submit the application form online, including details of how they will contribute to the Workshop and to the Women in Leadership Network or Male Allies for Gender Equality.
How it works
Alumni submit their complete application form on or before 31 January 2024. These applications will be assessed and 3-5 selected applicants from each country will be invited to attend the Regional Alumni Workshop held between 22-24 April in Bhutan.
Australia Awards will make arrangements for selected participants to travel to Bhutan to attend the three-day Regional Alumni Workshop from 22-24 April in Bhutan. Participants will be invited to submit presentations on their work.