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Commonwealth People's Forum 2018: a case for renewal Myn Garcia on the Forum's Declaration and Call to Action View Now

Ben Okri’s electrifying keynote on ending exclusion

Inclusion is at the heart of Sustainable Development Goal 16, but exclusion has become accepted across the Commonwealth. How can institutio ...
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The value of a thousand narratives: reflections on the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018

There I was, pacing the streets of one of the most impressive cities in the world. I was running late for an 8am meeting with a half-filled ...
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Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018 in pictures

Award-winning photographer Vicki Couchman provided photo coverage throughout the three days of the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018. The ...
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Poem for the Commonwealth 2018 by Karlo Mila

We gather here and feel the weight of the world on our shoulders. It does not feel like we’ve inherited commonwealth. But rather co ...
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  • Commonwealth Writers

    Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. It inspires, develops and connects writers and storytellers in a range of disciplines. 

  • Commonwealth People’s Forum

    The CPF brings together civil society representatives from around the world to discuss and debate key issues facing Commonwealth people. 

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    Browse a library of publications from our knowledge hub, including policy briefs written in collaboration with civil society partners, toolkits, guides and more.
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    View the Commonwealth Foundation's Grants footprint in this interactive map.