IWC Alumnus works for Kenyan communities

IWC Alumnus works for Kenyan communities

“The most immediate benefits for Kenya from my IWC Masters degree are being felt by the communities living in the area where I am working,” says Antony Mwenje, IWC Alumnus.
IWC Alumnus works for Kenyan communities

“I have been able to intervene successfully in the completion of several water projects, and mediate between private contractors and communities in cases where projects have stalled due to disagreements between the two.”

In 2010, Antony received an AusAID scholarship to study IWC’s Master of Integrated Water Management. He now works on the Ewaso Ngiro North Natural Resources Conservation Project (ENNNRCP) as a Water Resources Officer.

“The scholarship has greatly enhanced my knowledge of IWM and enabled me to fully appreciate the important role of engaging communities and applying knowledge from other disciplines while managing water resources,” he said.

“During my time in Australia I had lots of interactions with lecturers and classmates from diverse parts of the world, with different backgrounds, views and experiences. This was invaluable in helping me appreciate the international aspects of integrated water management.

“The scholarship has given me greater confidence in my work, a confidence that comes from knowing I attended one of the best programs in IWM in a world-class university, where I was taught by renowned lecturers, and where my classmates were, without doubt, future water leaders.”

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About AusAID Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships are long term development awards administered by AusAID. They aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities. AusAID scholarships for the 2014 intake are currently available in eligible countries: click here to find out more.

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