Development impact stories
Read in further detail how Commonwealth alumni have made an impact within their organisations and communities, and across nations and internationally, as described in the articles below
Joham Aziz examines the social and economic wellbeing of Pakistan’s transgender community, known as Khawaja Sira, since the introduction of the Transgender Persons Act 2018.
by Kirsty Scott | Aug 29, 2022 | Strengthening global peace, security and governance
Olaoluwa Abagun applies her expertise on gender to work with religious leaders in Lagos State, Nigeria on preventing sexual violence.
Faustin Ahishakiye shares his motivations for founding a renewable energy company in Rwanda to increase access to electricity in rural areas and combat climate change.
Mariam Malik discusses her role evaluating the effectiveness of polio immunisation strategies in Pakistan.
Henry Agbe explains the importance of nanotechnology in developing antibacterial surfaces to reduce the spread of infection in the hospital environment, to modify the surface of biomaterials, and inactivate microorganisms in drinking water.
Ancois de Villiers promotes the importance of combining natural and social science approaches to address climate-related environmental challenges.
Nabila Okino shares how she founded ‘The Continental Approach’, a women-led and African-owned media company for African voices and narratives to share knowledge, promote African experiences, and influence policy makers.
Afolabi Fajemilo shares how he founded the Festus Fajemilo Foundation to improve healthcare for those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Nigeria and the ongoing impact of its programmes and activities
Yew Aun Quek promotes the importance of biodiversity conservation and environmental education in Malaysia
Robina B Abuya highlights the impact of climate change on Kenya’s livestock and agricultural sectors and the critical interventions and policies required to support livelihoods, food security, and the economy