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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018: Regional Winners The international judging panel has selected five regional winners View Now

Commonwealth Foundation: keeping an eye on results

The Commonwealth Foundation completed the first year of its Strategy 2017-21. The results of this first year were presented to the Foundatio ...
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India’s transformation to a cashless society: what does this mean for the financial inclusion of refugees?

The Ara Trust is a women-led organisation that seeks to use innovative methods to expand the space available for forced migrants and refugee ...
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Amplifying civic voice: a discussion on gender and climate change

Vijay Krishnarayan, Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation, discusses how the Foundation took a step towards achieving its goal, o ...
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Spotlighting gender and climate change in the Caribbean

Gender is not just about men and women, it's about correcting the power imbalance and eradicating the factors which lead to one group being ...
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So Many Islands: an anthology of stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans

Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, writes in his introduction to So Many Islands that the collection represents ‘real glob ...
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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. 

  • Publications

    Browse a library of publications from our knowledge hub, including policy briefs written in collaboration with civil society partners, toolkits, guides and more.
  • Awarded Grants Map

    View the Commonwealth Foundation's Grants footprint in this interactive map.