Youth’s capacity building for effectively adapting to COVID-19
Australia Awards alumna Phetdavanh Sipaseuth completed a Master of Environmental Management at Flinders University in Australia in 2016 through an Australia Awards Scholarship and has since worked to apply her newfound knowledge towards sustainable development in Laos.
Phetdavanh is one of five Laos Australia alumni to recently be awarded a small grant through the Alumni Innovation Grants (AIG) scheme. With the grant, Phetdavanh has developed and implemented a youth capacity building project for effectively adapting to COVID-19.
Her project provides training for students at Champasak University in facilitation, planning, problem-solving and social media applications. After completing the training, the students are keen to share their new skills with their peers on campus, helping to amplify the positive impact of the project.
The Australian Government is proud to support Phetdavanh’s excellent initiative in helping the Lao youth build their resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch this video to find out more about Phetdavanh’s project here.
This alumni story was originally posted on Australia in Laos