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Ambassador Awards 2019


Congratulations to the winners of the Ambassador Awards 2019.

On 6 Dec 2019 the Australian Embassy held its Annual Australian Alumni Celebration, this time incorporating an inaugural Ambassador Awards event to celebrate the achievements of our Lao Australian Alumni. 

Lao Australian Alumni are a visible benefit of the unbroken diplomatic relations between both nations. Over the past twenty-five years more than 1,300 men and women have returned from Australia with tertiary qualifications. These alumni make significant contributions to Lao national development in a range of sectors including government, the private and non-government organisations both national and international.

The Australian Ambassador, H.E. Mr Jean-Bernard Carrasco, was pleased to award the winners of the following categories:

Ambassador Award: Innovation and Initiative

Manithda Sithimolada

Ambassador Award: Women in Leadership

Viengsam Indavong

Ambassador Award: Male Champion of Change

Bouavanh Vilavong

Ambassador Awards: Bilateral Contribution

Souksavanh Keokhamkhoun

Nalongded Luanglath

Sivaly Savathday 

The Australia Embassy in Lao PDR is pleased to observe the achievements from Australia’s investment in Lao human resources being enjoyed by the wider Lao community.