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.
Our 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. In certain countries, alumni associations are supported by the British Council (on behalf of the CSC), which assists in establishing and strengthening these groups.
Each alumni association is different, from the types of events they organise to their membership requirements. A list of current alumni associations and contact information 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 has not yet been set up. If you are interested in volunteering to coordinate an association, or organising a local event to re-connect with fellow alumni, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bangladesh Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (BACSAF) is coordinated by Rafiqul Islam (2005 Commonwealth Academic Fellow, University of Nottingham). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Bangladesh.
Commonwealth of Dominica Commonwealth Scholars Alumni Association (CDCSAA) is managed by a steering committee, coordinated by Jo-Ann George (2008 Commonwealth Scholar, Management and Implementation of Development Projects, University of Manchester).
Commonwealth Scholars & Fellows Alumni, Ghana (CoSFAG) is coordinated by an elected Executive Committee, led by its President John Boulard Forkuor (2010 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Social Work and Studies, Durham University) and Vice President Solomon Mensa (2009 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc International Banking and Finance, University of Strathclyde). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Ghana.
- For more information, email email@example.com
The alumni association in Gibraltar is coordinated by Daniella Tilbury (1990 Commonwealth Scholar, PhD Environmental Education, University of Cambridge).
- For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indian National Alumni Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows of UK is coordinated by its President Dhruva Chaudhry (2009 Commonwealth Academic Fellow, University Hospital Aintree). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in India.
The alumni association in Jamaica is coordinated by Tarik Dixon (2013 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Spatial Planning, University College London).
- For more information and to join the association Facebook group, email email@example.com
The Commonwealth Scholarships Alumni Association of Kenya (CSAAK) is coordinated by Erick K'omolo (2009 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, LLM Environmental Law and Policy, University of Kent). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Kenya.
- For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The alumni association in Lesotho is coordinated by Setempe Phoka (2015 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Dolen Cymru Lesotho Education).
- For more information, email email@example.com
The alumni association in Malawi is coordinated by an Executive Committee, led by its Chairperson Chrispin Gogoda Mbewe (2014 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Renewable Energy Systems Engineering, Loughborough University; 2017 Scholar, PhD Renewable Energy ). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Malawi.
The United Kingdom Commonwealth Alumni – Mauritius Chapter (UKCAC) is coordinated by its President Satyadev Rosunee (1992 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Textile Dyeing and Finishing, University of Leeds; 1999 Commonwealth Scholar ), Vice President Roshan Ramessur (1985 Commonwealth Scholar, BSc Marine Chemistry, Bangor University), and Secretary Madev Balloo (1998 Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Agricultural Economics, University of Guelph).
The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association Nigeria (COSFAN) is coordinated by an Executive Committee, led by its President Ruth Abiola Adimula (2010 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, The Haven Wolverhampton), Vice President Cyril Ojochide Akagwu (2013 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Aviation Medicine, King’s College London) and General Secretary Ekundayo Stephen Samuel (2017 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar, PhD Biochemistry, University of Bath and University of Ibadan). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Nigeria.
The Pakistan Alumni Association Commonwealth Scholars (PAACS) is coordinated by Khadija Amir (2014 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Sustainable Development, University of Exeter). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Pakistan.
The alumni association in Sierra Leone is coordinated by Sonnia-Magba Bu-Buakei Jabbi (2003 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Management Science, De Montfort University). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Sierra Leone.
- For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni of South Africa (CoSFA-SA) is coordinated by Commonwealth Alumni. The association is supported in its work by the British Council in
Trinidad and Tobago
The alumni association in Uganda is coordinated by Bright Arthur Niwagaba (2012 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Computer Forensics and System Security, University of Greenwich). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Uganda.
The Commonwealth Alumni Association of Zambia (CAAZ) is coordinated by an Executive Committee, led by its President Tukiya Kanguya (2016 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Public Health, University of Southampton) and Vice President Edward Sakala (2004 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, The Law Society. The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Zambia.