Alumni Associations

As a Commonwealth Alumnus, we encourage you to join a local alumni association in your home country, or in the country in which you are currently living or working.

As a Commonwealth Scholar or Alumnus, you can join an alumni association in your home country or the country in which you are living or working, to stay connected to your local CSC community.

The CSC’s alumni associations are coordinated by alumni volunteers who are responsible for organising a range of local events and activities which encourage networking and ongoing professional development.

Each alumni association is different, from the types of activities they organise to their membership requirements. A list of current alumni associations and how to get involved can be found below.

The CSC is not responsible for the content of external sites or the operation of alumni associations.

Call for volunteers

If your country is not listed below then an alumni association may not yet have been set up. If you are interested in volunteering to coordinate an association or organising a local event to connect with Commonwealth Alumni, please contact alumni@cscuk.org.uk

Resources for alumni associations

A list of resources for all current and aspiring CSC alumni associations can be found  by visiting our recourses for alumni associations page.

About
The Bangladesh Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (BACSAF) is coordinated by its President Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam. Through BACSAF, Commonwealth Alumni have the scope to share their ideas and values. BACSAF’s mission is to bring Bangladeshi Commonwealth Alumni together, enable them to utilise their individual and collective expertise towards positive impacts on the socio-economy of Bangladesh, and contribute to a sustainable relationship between Bangladesh and the UK.

Leadership
President: Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam (2005 Academic Fellow)
General Secretary: Dr M. Shahidul Islam (1992 Scholar)

Get involved

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Bangladesh Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (BACSAF)

About
The key objectives of the association are to share the experience acquired in the UK or other Commonwealth countries amongst members, promote social and professional interaction among Commonwealth Alumni, provide assistance and professional advice to future Commonwealth Scholars, create a forum for intellectual exchange between alumni and the general public, and foster relations with Commonwealth Alumni in other countries.

Leadership
President: Kizitus Mpoche (2001 Scholar; 2010 Academic Fellow)
Vice President: Helen Kimbi (2002 Academic Fellow)
Secretary: Mbuh Mbuh Tennu (2003 Scholar)
Treasurer: Lydia Lifongo (1999 Scholar)

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Cameroon Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni

About
The CACSF is an alumni association of all scholars and fellows who have completed their bachelor, certificate, PhD, and post-doctoral programmes under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme (QECS) or its predecessors, who are citizens of Canada at the time of their award, who studied in Canada, or alumni who now live in Canada.

We share and celebrate the activities and achievements of alumni and current award students, support the CSC in the UK and the ACU, and share information of alumni events

Leadership
Coordinator: Kevin Goheen (1983 Scholar)

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Canadian Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (CACSF)

About
Commonwealth Scholars & Fellows Alumni, Ghana (CoSFAG) promotes networking and collaboration amongst Commonwealth Scholars in Ghana and abroad. It seeks to support the objectives of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) including advancement of education, leadership values, gender equity, women empowerment, and rural development. CoSFAG also provides support for youth mentorship, education and entrepreneurship.

Leadership
President: Dr John B. Fokuor (2010 Scholar)
Vice President: Solomon Mensah (2009 Scholar)
General Secretary: Albet Arhin (2009 Shared Scholar)
Organising Secretary: Priscilla Ablordeppey (2016 Shared Scholar)
Treasurer: Ama Birch Freeman (2004 Scholar)
Representative: Joshua Arthur (2014 Shared Scholar)

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Commonwealth Scholars & Fellows Alumni, Ghana (CoSFAG)

About
The GACSF is an alumni association for all scholars and fellows from Guyana who have received a scholarship under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

Leadership
Coordinator: Gina Arjoon (2009 Scholar)

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Guyana Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (GACSF)

About
The aim of the CSAAJ is to create knowledge networks by connecting the recipients of Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship, create a framework through which Commonwealth Alumni can play a pivotal role in helping to guide development and foster sustained growth, and host regular engagement events to leverage the expertise of alumni in Jamaica.

Leadership
President: Tarik Dixon (2013 Scholar)
Vice President: Parris Lyew-Ayee (2002 Scholar)
Secretary: Tricia McLean Rowe (2015 Distance Learning Scholar)
Treasurer: Hon. Mrs Simone Walker-McFarlane (2015 Shared Scholar)
Public Relations and Marketing Officer: Sandrea Johnson (2016 Scholar)

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Commonwealth Scholarship Alumni Association of Jamaica (CSAAJ)

About
The CKAAK aims to initiate, promote and maintain contact and networking between Commonwealth Alumni in Kenya and provide information and link young Kenyan scholars with potential scholarship programmes. The association seeks to enhance communication and exchange of information between members through the organisation of educational meetings, panels, workshops, study-groups, colloquia, seminars, symposia, and social events, and foster and maintain information and exchange links with other Commonwealth Scholarship alumni associations.

Leadership
President: Dr Erick K’omolo (2009 Shared Scholar)

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Commonwealth Scholarships Alumni Association of Kenya (CSAAK)

About
The aims of this association are to assist in the recruitment of future Commonwealth Scholars, promote a lifelong relationship for Commonwealth Alumni and provide a forum to exchange professional knowledge through organisation of activities including technical conferences, seminars, and training. The association also seeks to support deserving students through an association scholarship fund.

Leadership
Coordinator: Setempe Phoka (2015 Professional Fellow)
Secretary: Mosiuoa Joseph Ramakoele (2014 Scholar)

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Lesotho Commonwealth Alumni Association

About
The objectives of UKCAC are to create a platform for Commonwealth and Chevening Alumni to meet and help form networks of knowledge, to guide new Commonwealth Scholars/Fellows, and organise social and academic events, such as lectures by Commonwealth Alumni and welcome back events for Commonwealth and Chevening Alumni

Leadership
President: Devina Lobine (2013 Split-site Scholar)
Vice President: Vimi Dookhun (2009 Split-site Scholar
Secretary: Madev Balloo (1998 Canadian Scholar)

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United Kingdom Commonwealth Alumni- Mauritius Chapter (UKCAC)

About
PAACS enables Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni from alumni to stay connected.

Leadership
President: Khadija Amir (2014 Shared Scholar)

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Pakistan Alumni Association Commonwealth Scholars (PAACS)

About
The RCSF is the family of Commonwealth Alumni in Rwanda founded in 2019 with the aim of developing Commonwealth Alumni through networking and giving back to the Rwanda community.

Leadership
President: Gatera Fiston Kitema (2018 Shared Scholar)

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Rwanda Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (RCSF)

About
As ambassadors for the CSC, the association promotes the CSC by recruiting the best and brightest individuals from Saint Lucia to exchange ideas and recognise the diversity of fellow alumni in terms of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and cultural values. We encourage members to join the association for the benefit of past and future scholars.

The association aims to connect Commonwealth Alumni, Distance Learning and UK based current Scholars by fostering an active and engaged community through events and engagement activities.

We share and celebrate the activities and achievements of alumni and current award students, support the CSC in the UK and the ACU, and share information of alumni events

Leadership
Coordinator: Margaret Henry Samuel (2012 Distance Learning Scholar)
Assistant Coordinator: Gilbertha St Rose (1985 St George’s, University of London)
Secretary: Nadia Joseph-Biscette (2009 Distance Learning Scholar)

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Saint Lucia Commonwealth Alumni Association

About
The aim of SICSAA is to unite a professional network of Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni from the Solomon Islands. The association is responsible for organising local events, sharing knowledge, experiences and expertise geared towards the socio-economic development of the Solomon Islands whilst strengthening the relationship between the Solomon Islands and the UK.

Leadership
Coordinator: Martiza Nanau (2022 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholar)
Assistant Coordinator: vacant
Secretary: vacant

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Solomon Islands Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni Association (SICSAA)

About
The CoSFAGAM seeks to promote networking between Commonwealth Alumni and support development impact in the Gambia. The objectives of the association are to network with Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows within and outside the Gambia, support and guide selected scholars during pre-departure activities and during academic studies, support the work of the CSC in reaching out to the next generation of scholars as ambassadors of the scheme, and work with the British Council in The Gambia in their social interventions.

Leadership
Coordinator: Kaddijatou Fofana (2019 Scholar)

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Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association- The Gambia (CoSFAGAM)