Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility

Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility: Case Study — Alumni contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic response

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Scholarships, Alumni, Developing countries, International relations, International aid, International students, Case studies, Interviews, Health promotion, Mental health programs, Early childhood education, Primary secondary education, Community education, Skills, Leadership, Coronavirus (COVID-19)


This case study by the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility (GTF) explores the extent to which alumni of Australian development scholarships are contributing to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) with a unique snapshot into the type of contributions Australia Awards alumni are making globally during the first 12 months of the pandemic. The report examines findings from eight in-depth interviews and data collected from thousands of alumni as part of the annual Global Tracer Survey in 2020, to showcase the different ways Australia Awards alumni from a range of sectors are using their skills, knowledge and networks developed on award in Australia to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Canberra, Australia


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade