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
Connecting communities to give young people in Nigeria a voice
by Kirsty Scott | Dec 7, 2022 | Access, inclusion and opportunity
Deborah Adesina shares the importance of community and stakeholder engagement in raising awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Pioneering the pathways for palliative care in Kenya
by Kirsty Scott | Dec 1, 2022 | Strengthening health systems and capacity
Zipporah Ali shares her motivations for and experiences of raising awareness about hospice and palliative care in Kenya.
Communicating impact for development projects in Malawi
by Kirsty Scott | Nov 11, 2022 | Strengthening resilience and response to crises
Madalitso Mlava Mbendera shares her insights on the importance of communications and media to the United Nations Development Programme’s work in Malawi
Uncovering renewable energy sources in Uganda’s Lake Victoria
by Kirsty Scott | Oct 19, 2022 | Science and technology for development
Dan Egesa shares how his research into biomass is contributing to clean and renewable energy production in Uganda.
Creating inclusive mental health support for LGBT+ people in Nigeria
by Kirsty Scott | Oct 18, 2022 | Access, inclusion and opportunity
Olakunle Oginni discusses his research investigating the relationship between sexual minority status and adverse mental and physical health in Nigeria.
Working with local communities to promote better eye health in Ghana
by Kirsty Scott | Oct 12, 2022 | Access, inclusion and opportunity
Priscilla Ablordeppey highlights the impact of her work implementing accessible and low-cost eye care services for rural communities in the Agona West Municipality in Central Region, Ghana.
Empowering religious leaders to help prevent sexual violence in Nigeria
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.
Securing the right to an education for all children in emergency settings
by Kirsty Scott | Aug 26, 2022 | Access, inclusion and opportunity
Christine Wanjala reflects on her current and past work providing education programmes for all in emergency settings, from children in post-conflict South Sudan to refugees in Ethiopia.
The green way to power up Rwanda
by Kirsty Scott | Aug 15, 2022 | Science and technology for development
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.
Ensuring equitable polio and routine immunisation coverage in Pakistan
by Kirsty Scott | Aug 13, 2022 | Strengthening health systems and capacity
Mariam Malik discusses her role evaluating the effectiveness of polio immunisation strategies in Pakistan.