Yesterday (5 December), part of the Chevening Alumni board met UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey, to discuss the future of the network in Kenya.
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.
Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
After participating in the scheme, scholars become part of the Chevening Alumni, which currently number around 46,000 worldwide, and are regarded as an influential and highly regarded group.
Chevening Alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, science and technology, and academia.
Notable Kenyan alumni from the scheme include Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and Hassan Wario.