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Understanding the intersection between gender and climate change in the Caribbean: synopsis report

The Commonwealth Foundation convened a two-day dialogue with representatives from several civil society organisations across the Caribbean on Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5 […]

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Commonwealth Voices: conversations with changemakers

Commonwealth Voices is a podcast about citizens coming together to participate in democracy and influence the institutions that shape their lives. Subscribe to the podcast […]

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Blue economy conference: reflections

Vincentian Renwick Rose reflects on the Blue Economy conference in Nairobi and highlights key civil society asks.

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Changing together or falling apart: global climate frameworks need concerted action – now

Will governments convene and coordinate the multi-stakeholder approaches that are required to tackle climate change?

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Commonwealth insights: inclusive governance series

These papers draw on discussions had at the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018 and share the strategies employed by civil society across the Commonwealth to achieve […]

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Why land laws matter

Patience Ayebazibwe led research in Southern Africa on the policies and conventions governing women’s access to land. Here's what she found. 

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Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018: a case for renewal

2012 brings the Foundation back to the beginnings of its call for the renewal of the Commonwealth. When the Foundation was re-launched in 2012 and […]

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NNNGO ED

A new policy for civil society in Nigeria

The recent debate in Nigeria on Bill HB585 provided an unexpected opportunity for The Nigeria Network of NGOs’ to advance its efforts to strengthen the […]

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Mental health policy reform: time to decolonise our minds

Mental health legislation in 20 per cent of Commonwealth countries was passed before 1960. The term “idiot” remains on the statutes of 10 Commonwealth countries. […]

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CHMM17 Ministers

Healthy discussion: but will Ministers listen?

Anton Kerr, former Director of HIV/AIDS alliance and chairman of Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance, makes the case for increased spending on health. Photo credit: Leo […]

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Outcomes of the CPF 2015 Policy Dialogue on Transformative Education

Outcomes of the Policy Dialogue on Transformative Education and Sustainable Development in Small States: Building resilience through skills and livelihoods

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Commonwealth Insights: The SAMOA Pathway

Commonwealth Insights: The SAMOA Pathway

The SAMOA Pathway: Recommendations from Commonwealth Civil Society provides an analysis of the main conclusions of the Third UN Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Summit held in September 2014.

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