New Colombo Plan Alumni Program

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The New Colombo Plan Alumni Program supports alumni to maintain a connection to each other, the New Colombo Plan and the Indo-Pacific region as they progress in their lives and careers.

By the end of 2020, the New Colombo Plan alumni will have grown to around 40,000 young Australians with experience of living, studying and undertaking work experience in the Indo-Pacific.

Over time the growing cohort of NCP alumni will play an increasingly important role in Australia's relationships with our neighbours to become an influential and diverse network of Australians with direct experience in the Indo-Pacific, strong professional and personal networks across our region, and a driving force in Australia's future prosperity.

The New Colombo Plan Alumni Program is open to all NCP scholarship and mobility students on completion of their award, and offers members a range of benefits including access to exclusive networking events, professional development and mentoring opportunities and membership of a growing online community of future leaders with a shared passion for, and experience in, the Indo-Pacific.

The program offers unique opportunities for business to connect to some of Australia’s most talented youth with first-hand experience living, studying and working in the Indo-Pacific, and established professional and personal networks in the region.

The New Colombo Plan Alumni Program is being developed in partnership with alumni and the private-sector partners to ensure it reflects the priorities and preferences of our members, and maximizes the value the program can bring to alumni and the community.

New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassadors

The New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassadors Program was launched in 2017 to support alumnus from each Australian university to promote the New Colombo Plan and the value of Indo-Pacific study and work placements.

For more information on the program, or to discuss an engagement opportunity in your community, contact the NCP Secretariat:

Last Updated: 29 August 2018

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Alumni can join the New Colombo Plan Alumni Group on LinkedIn.

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