LAA celebrate their achievements and ongoing two-way linkages between alumni and Australia.

Celebrating the achievements and contributions of LAA

Laos Australia Alumni Stories

Manithda Sithimolada
Coordinating opportunities for communities in need
Dr Sanong Thongsana
Australia Awards alumnus leads at the forefront of COVID-19
Manoly Sisavanh
Living the passion, valuing teamwork
Anan Bouapha
The Pride and Advocate of LGBTQI in Laos
Souliyo Vongdala
Start-up entrepeneur and the man behind LOCA
Sivaly Savathdy
Sivaly Savathdy encourages Lao women to reach their full potential.

Annual Australian Alumni Celebration

On 6 Dec 2019, the Australian Embassy hosted its traditional annual event to celebrate the achievements of Laos Australia Alumni. The alumni celebration has always been attended by hundreds of alumni and is also an important networking opportunity. This year we welcome privately funded alumni came to the event which we hope would become the path of engagement with non-scholarship alumni.

Laoຫ Australia Alumni are a visible outcome 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 range of sectors including government, the private sector and non-government organisations both national and international.

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

“Australia and Laos are partners in many ways, but I think Australian Alumni are the real glue that bonds our two countries together. You help us understand each other better. And all over the country, when you put your skills and knowledge to work, you are also working with Australia to support Laos’ development."

– H.E. Mr Jean-Bernard Carrasco

Ambassador Awards

Laos Australia Alumni recognised for contributing to their community and country development

The inaugural Laos Australia Alumni Ambassador Awards was launched in late 2019. A high number of applications were received in the three categories of Innovation and Initiative, Women in Leadership, and Male Champion of Change. The Ambassador also took the opportunity to recognise three additional alumni through Ambassador Awards for Bilateral Contribution. These awards were granted to alumni for their significant contributions to Australian public diplomacy, scholarship promotion, and professional development.

Australia Awards Recipients 2019

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