The Commonwealth Education Ministers meeting takes place every three years. Constructive engagement between governance institutions and CSOs is crucial for the formulation of education solutions and innovation.
How are we helping
In partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Foundation convenes a Civil Society Forum (CSF) to influence and advance education outcomes in Commonwealth countries.
About the project
The Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) is held every three years. The CSF enables the presence and participation of Commonwealth civil society to put forward a position on issues discussed at the Ministerial meetings. The Commonwealth Foundation has enabled the participation of civic voices from the margins which includes local leaders, subject experts or representatives of communities impacted by the policy under discussion. The Forum also provides civic actors the opportunity to share good practises and build partnerships on issues impacting diverse constituencies.
Here is the statement of 12 key requests submitted by civil society to Education Ministers at the 19th CCEM held on 20-21 June, 2017 in Bahamas
The Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM): Civil Society Forum (CSF), was held on 20-21 June 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas.…Read now
The keynote address for the 19CCEM Civil Society Forum on Education and Sustainable Development in Small States, by H.E. Mrs…Read now
Tahere Siisiialafia gives a Pacific perspective on advocating for the meaningful engagement of young people in their own education policy. As…Read now
The opening address to the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) Civil Society Forum by Commonwealth Foundation director, Vijay…Read now
The Foundation is the Commonwealth's agency for civil society. We support people’s participation in democracy and development by providing grants, platforms for civic voices and opportunities for sharing expertise.