The Forum, supported by the Commonwealth Foundation, takes place annually in Geneva prior to the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting and gives Commonwealth civil society a chance to discuss policy issues raised at the Commonwealth Health Ministerial Meeting 2017 (CHMM 2017). This video provides a summary of the process and its potential value to participants.
Irene Garoës writes about growing up as a young black lesbian woman in southern Namibia. Garoës is a feminist youth activist and a member the The Southern African Alliance for Youth Employment (SAAYE). SAAYE, an advocacy network, was formally established in February 2016 with support from the Commonwealth Foundation.
Since 2012 the Commonwealth Foundation has focused on building a culture of people’s participation. We’ve been doing this by developing the capacity of civil society to play its part in making policy more relevant and making institutions more responsive. Here we provide a glimpse of the work we have supported and the impact that it has had.
The Commonwealth Foundation’s Director, Vijay Krishnarayan, reflects on the efficacy of the recent Commonwealth Civil Society Forum. The Forum developed a Commonwealth civil society position on issues discussed at the Commonwealth Health Ministerial Meeting 2017 (CHMM 2017). The findings were presented to Health Ministers in the form of a policy statement.
‘Fatigued, she missed her footing once and was left dangling off a rope until Sherpa Ang Karma could guide her back’. Adda is a project of Commonwealth Writers, the Commonwealth Foundation’s cultural initiative and it offers an online gathering of stories. This month we feature a story about the first Sri Lankans to scale the world’s highest peak.