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Image courtesy of Carlos Alvarado (@carlosalvq)
08 May 2018
Today Chevening Alumnus Carlos Alvarado Quesada (2008) becomes the 48th president of Costa Rica, after winning approximately 61% of votes in the recent election. At only 38 years old, Alvarado's election comes just ten years after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc in Development Studies at the University of Sussex’s Institute of Development Studies (IDS). IDS is known for producing global leaders and is currently ranked first in the world for development studies. Read more
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Amina Mohamed and Boris Johnson
25 April 2018
Chevening Scholars were invited to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to discuss issues of education and development with the FCO’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Joanna Roper, and the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Education, Amina Mohamed. Read more
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23 April 2018
As part of our commitment to building capacity, sharing best practice, and strengthening regional networks, the Chevening Secretariat hosted its sixth Chevening officers’ regional conference in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2018. Read more
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29 March 2018
This March, five years after the first regional conference in Buenos Aires, alumni from 12 Latin American countries gathered in Bogotá for the second Chevening LATAM regional conference. Read more
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26 March 2018
After a year of learning, networking, and experiencing UK culture first-hand, the Class of 2017 has now returned to their home countries. British embassies and high commissions around the world have been taking the opportunity to welcome them back with a number of events, in addition to helping them to transition into the global alumni network. Read more
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23 March 2018
Chevening is a strong community of innovative thinkers, world-leading experts, and genuinely interesting people. The global diversity of Chevening is one of the things which makes the network so attractive. UK embassies and high commissions often hold events within countries for alumni living there, however these rarely reach their alumni living elsewhere in the world. Read more
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21 February 2018
To mark Human Rights Day, the British embassy in Jakarta and Chevening Alumni Association Indonesia ran a competition called 'Chevening Diversity: 1 minute film challenge' to promote promote cultural and religious tolerance. Entrants were asked to produce a one minute film about religious and cultural diversity, which were then uploaded to a dedicated YouTube channel. Read more
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20 February 2018
Applications for the 2018/2019 round may have closed on 7 November, but Turkmenistan's Chevening Officer Murad Kakajykov has continued marketing, with staff from the embassy attending the Education and Sport annual exhibition in Ashgabat on 9-10 November 2017 to promote the programme. Read more
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13 February 2018
Last October, Sifu Albert Law of Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun travelled from Hong Kong to Beijing to instruct Chevening Alumni and applicants on how to use the art of Wing Chun for self-defence.  Read more
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08 January 2018
Chevening officers from across the Middle East and North Africa gathered in Dubai for a three-day regional conference in December 2017, during which they also had the opportunity to meet with Chevening Alumni. Chevening officers are responsible for marketing to applicants, selecting scholars, and engaging with alumni in their respective countries. Regional workshops provide a valuable opportunity for them to receive training, share best practice with one another, and discuss some of the particular opportunities and challenges for Chevening in their region. Read more
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