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Global Alumni Awards: winners visit and applications now open

Réjane Woodroffe (Development Economics in 2004)

Mamunur Rahman

Recognised by the British Council as Global Alumni Award winners, Réjane Woodroffe and Mamunur Rahman will be visiting the UK in October to further their professional networks and return to Sussex to reconnect with friends and former tutors.

We’re thrilled that Rejane and Mamunur will be joining us Thursday 17 October to give a talk on their hugely impactful initiatives in South Africa and Bangladesh respectively. Their talks will form part of the Global Development Series of lectures and will be open to alumni, staff and students.

Réjane Woodroffe, who studied for an MSc in Development Economics in 2004/2005 is the Director and co-founder of the award-winning not-for-profit Bulungula Incubator.

Bulungula Incubator, which Réjane founded in 2007 following a successful career in finance, challenges rural poverty by improving education, health and sustainable livelihoods. Her work has had a direct impact on 6,000 people and helped thousands more through contributions to the South African government’s development interventions.

Mamunur Rahman, who completed a Masters degree in Gender and Development taught jointly by IDS and the University of Sussex in 2007, has been recognised for his innovation Ella Pads that transforms leftover clothing material into sanitary products.

Ella Pads support more than 50,000 women with better health, hygiene and employment opportunities by helping to reduce absenteeism rates in factories and schools.

Save the date: Global Award Winners Talk, 5.30-7.30pm, Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

About the Study UK Alumni Awards
The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate the UK’s outstanding alumni and the impact that they are having on their professions, communities and countries around the world. Alumni Award finalists are professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Are you making waves in your chosen field?
If you are making a real difference and can demonstrate how your UK education has contributed to the work you do now, please consider applying for this year's awards.  

Applicants need to be currently residing in any country outside the UK and must have studied at degree level or above within the last 15 years (2004-2019). For full eligibility criteria and further information please visit the British Council's Study UK Alumni Awards website


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By: Sally Atkinson
Last updated: Friday, 6 September 2019