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Winds of Change

Posted: 17 September 2020

Australia Global Alumni

Mr Khishigt Tamir, an Australia Awards alumnus, was featured as ‘Winds of change’ in the alumni news section of Murdoch University website. After his return from Australia, Mr Tamir worked on the Salkhit wind farm, the first ever grid-connected utility sized wind farm in Mongolia and he subsequently worked on establishing the Tsetsii wind farm in the Gobi desert. Read more on Khishigt’s story here..

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“Safe Road” Project

Posted: 4 June 2020

Australia Global Alumni

Another pragmatic approach to addressing an issue. Proud to see our Australian alumni contribute to the improvement of road traffic safety around School #5. Thanks also to the Traffic Police Authority and our Turkish Embassy colleagues who provided valuable support. Road traffic accidents around School #5 have drastically decreased since 2017 thanks to this collaborative effort. Our Women’s Leadership Program, setting high standards.”

– Ambassador Dave Vosen

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“Re-Branding Mozzies” Project

Posted: 3 June 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT

Enthusiastic five recipients of Women Leadership Program 2020, has initiated the “Re-Branding Mozzies” Project in December 2019 within the community development project assignment. Women leadership program is funded by the Australian Awards in Mongolia and implemented by the Zorig Foundation. Each year 20 participants from the Australian University Alumnus are selected to develop the skills of leadership based on the specific criteria.

“Rebranding Mozzies” project is aiming to empower Mozzies community by re-branding the Mozzies Mongolia-Australia Society, same time help to renovate and upgrade the Western language reading hall of Children’s Central Library of Mongolia to an international standard library.

Children’s Central Library of Mongolia is the main library that provides technical assistance over 750 schools and kindergarten libraries of Ulaanbaatar. 300 children are served daily through the six reading halls.

Western language reading hall is consisting of 2 rooms, with 105 and 45 m2 each. This hall mainly assists 13 to 21 years old children by providing books in English, Russian, Spanish and French. This hall used to be very cold and dark due to the incapability of renovation since 1989. Heating system was damaged, and windows were old wooden with holes, and shelves were exhausted. By renovating, we are expecting an increase in clients, as this new environment will offer cosiness and comfortability for children to study. This new design is our imitation of Australian library, where we, the project team members used to study.

We have decorated smaller room for meetings and seminars with all necessary equipment, and bigger room will a reading hall. Children will have computer access to search for their books, and if they need, printing will be also ready for them. Children will have proper tables to use, plus, we are offering beanbags for those who are staying longer at the library. Furthermore, children will have an access to find out about Australian culture and education while they are at the library. In cooperation with Mozzies Mongolia Australia Society, we will be conducting an English class for children.

Mozzies Mongolia-Australia Society will be closely working with Children’s Central Library by conducting various trainings and workshops to share the knowledge and information that member’s have.

We aim to be inclusive, therefore, disability access at the main door has been taken care of us. In the future, we are planning, that we will do toilet for the differently abled children.

 

 

 

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Introducing the new “Australian Corner” at the Central Library for Children

Posted: 3 June 2020

Australia Global Alumni

“Introducing the new “Australian Corner” at the Central Library for Children. Congratulations to the Mongolia Australia Society – Mozzies Association, our Women’s Leadership Program and Australia Awards in Mongolia – Scholarships Program – AAM for their amazing renovation work. As a result it is accessible to all children and a more safe and inclusive environment for learning. Can’t wait to add a few more Australian classics as soon as they arrive. Thank you to everyone who contributed with their suggestions for the top 20 kids books.”

– Ambassador Dave Vosen

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Michel & Amazonka

Posted: 20 May 2020

Australia Global Alumni

Successful business is critical in any nation’s development. #AusGlobalAlumni working in the private sector continue to play active roles in developing the economy and creating jobs. Another inspiring example of this is Australia Awards alumna Ms Munkhjargal Choigaalaa who shares her entrepreneurial vision and leadership experience in the following video.

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WLP Community Development project

Posted: 20 May 2020

Australia Global Alumni

Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) has been delivered since 2014. WLP aims to enhance participants’ abilities to compete equally in the workplace and cultivate them to become the next generation of Mongolian leaders.

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Australia Global Alumni at the Central Bank of Mongolia

Posted: 20 May 2020

Australia Global Alumni

“Always impressed by the contribution of all Australia Awards alumni, including those working for the Bank of Mongolia. Thanks #AusGlobalAlumni for the opportunity to promote the achievements of our alumni through this video. I know Australia is a great place to study, good to hear it confirmed from respected colleagues.”

– Ambassador Dave Vosen

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Mongolian students at Flinders University

Posted: 19 May 2020

Mongolian students at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

Mongolia 🇲🇳, your turn!As we mentioned a few days ago, in early February we asked our current awardees to make a short video to share with people in their home countries. Awardees, you did a great job! But then Covid-19 hit us, and we all suddenly were living on a roller coaster…. We’ve decided to share the videos with you because we love them and we appreciate the hard work that went into making them. Although student life looks very different at the moment, we hope you still enjoy our students’ interpretation of their daily life and study here at Flinders in Adelaide!.

Posted by Australia Awards at Flinders University on Monday, May 11, 2020

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Online Information session for PWD

Posted: 19 May 2020

AAM team organized Zoom information session about AAS2021 Intake application for people with disability in cooperation with Universal Progress MILC. 18 interested applicants with disability participated the online information session on 14 May. AAS2020 candidate with disability Battulga Ganbaatar also took part in the session to share his experience about AAS application, EL training and EL proficiency test. Participants were provided with the information sources related to the AAS and AAM and fully informed about AAS disability support and inclusion policy.

 

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Women’s Leadership Program Cohort 6 – Newsletter 2

Posted: 5 March 2020

Orientation Retreat: From December 7th through to the 8th December, 19 participants of the Women’s Leadership Program Cohort 6 took part in a two-day orientation retreat at the Red Rock Resort.

The orientation retreat focused on the first outcome of the Program: improved leadership and decision-making skills and covered topics pertaining to self-reflection, team building, leadership styles, project management and women in leadership. Participants practiced multiple experiential and entertaining activities to demonstrate leadership skills and teamwork. The WLP participants have been formed into a project teams and have commenced designing their community development projects.

The two-day orientation agenda was as follows:

Day 1

  • Individual differences and personal style assessment (Mr. Walter Jenkins, Zorig Foundation USA)
  • Team-building Activities (RADAR training center)
  • Project Management (Mr. Marc Tasse, Project Management Institute)
  • Community development project briefing (Zorig Foundation, Australia Awards in Mongolia)

Day 2

  • Introduction to leadership (Mr. Walt Jenkins, Zorig Foundation USA)
  • How to lead within a team (Coach Changer)
  • Team-building Activity (Zorig Foundation)
  • Women’s Leadership in Politics (Ms. Kirsten Livermore, Team Leader Australia Mongolia Extractives Program, Former MP)
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Participants attending project management session

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Australia Awards scholar achieving the highest GPA in Environmental Management

Posted: 31 January 2020

Congratulations to our two Australia Awards alumna, Munkhzul from Mongolia, who took out prizes during last week’s College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences’ 2018 Annual Prizes and Awards Ceremony.

Munkhzul won the 2018 award for best GPA of a Master’s student in Environmental Management.

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“Learning from Australia Conference”

Posted: 31 January 2020

Mongolian students at the University of Sydney have come together to form the Mongolian Society. The group was founded on 1, November 2019 with the support of the University and has over 20 active members. The objective of society provides encouragement to Mongolian students enrolled at the University; strengthen student involvement in University activities, teams and social culture; and organise major events and activities. The mission is to encourage Mongolian students to understand the importance of their studies and how they can be applied in their home country, to advance a better future.

The first large event was held on Saturday, November 30th 2019. The Learning from Australia Conference took place at the University of Sydney Business School, featured nine speakers from Australian institutions and businesses, and drew a crowd of over 140 Mongolian students from Sydney and beyond. Speakers discussed a range of topics — public health, environment, and technology and the workforce — and how the knowledge and expertise they had gained in Australia could be applied in Mongolia.
Attendees included Mongolian students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees as well as undergraduates not just from the University of Sydney, but also from UNSW Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney. Students from beyond Sydney made appearances as well, hailing from the University of Canberra, Curtin University (Perth), and Flinders University (Adelaide). The discussion and exchange of ideas and opinions enriched all who participated.

The presentations discussed at the conference are as follows:

• “From start-ups to social enterprises,” by D.Nomin, University of Sydney
• “Using the Access Platform for choosing a profession,” A. Gerelmaa, The University of Canberra
• “Introducing the Australian style street addressing standard based on the geographic information system,” B.Galmandakh, Curtin University
• “Mongolian nationalism and national identity,” B. Zandan, University of the Sydney
• “Introducing flexible working arrangements in Mongolia,” D. Baljinnyam, Fuji Xerox Australia
• “High quality, inclusive and sustainable secondary education is the foundation of a country’s development,” B. Kharashash, Flinders University
• “Whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women – a lesson from Australia,” B.Khulan, UNSW Sydney
• “Rehabilitating soil polluted by heavy metals with electrocinetique methods, ” G. Namuun, UTS
• “Understanding opportunities arising from the digital transformation,” Z. Gantogoo, University of Sydney

Attendees and speakers from all schools expressed appreciation of the conference, and the desire to make it an annual event. The Mongolian Embassy in Australia, The Mongolian Community Association in Australia, The Union of Mongolian Students and Youth in Australia, SBS Radio and ICMYE-Oyunlag Centre, and Mr Tuvshinjargal Adiya provided either funding or support for the Learning from Australia Conference.