Blogs

Commonwealth Foundation blogs share knowledge, experiences and expertise.

31/07/2018

Grants roundup: helping civic voices to be heard

Following a rigorous, multi-stage selection process, the Foundation can reveal five new grant initiatives for 2018.

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31/07/2018

Right to Information: a success story from Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Transparency International Sri Lanka made an Information Request of the Vavuniya Divisional Secretariat, querying the lack of updates ...

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31/07/2018

Pursuing change through the power of storytelling

Erato Ioannou, a Cypriot writer, shares her experience of working with Commonwealth Writers to deploy the power of storytelling.

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11/07/2018

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 ...

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04/07/2018

Waste pickers discussed on the John Maythem show

Recycling in Johannesburg has become compulsory as of last year due to persisting landfill issues. However, the new separation at the ...

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27/06/2018

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 ...

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27/06/2018

Good Manners by Gothataone Moeng

It took me a moment to recognise him.  When I did, I was overcome by the shyness of seeing a friend after years, suspecting that […]

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27/06/2018

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 ...

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27/06/2018

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 ...

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03/06/2018

Fin 24 reports on waste pickers project

Informal waste pickers in South Africa have been committed to improving the environment as well as their livelihoods. Waste pickers ...

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