Marine litter is a major challenge across Kenya’s vast and varied coastlines, with plastics the largest and most harmful element, accounting for at least 85% of total marine waste. This and other waste is choking the oceans, inflicting permanent harm on marine...
Empowering midwives to health educate pregnant women during routine antenatal care of the effects of household air pollution from cooking fuels in pregnancy
In November and December 2022, Commonwealth Alumnus Joshua Epuitai delivered two online awareness webinars on, ‘Empowering midwives to health educate women during routine antenatal care on the effects of household air pollution (HAP) from cooking fuels’. The activity...
Promoting skills development opportunities for internally displaced girls and young people in Cameroon
In December 2022 and January 2023, Commonwealth Alumnus Tabemonso Tabeagbor delivered a campaign to promote skills development opportunities for girls and young people in Limbe, Cameroon. The campaign aimed to raise awareness of vocational training opportunities for internally displaced girls aged between 5-17 years and vulnerable people aged between 18-35 years whose lives and education has been affected by the Anglophone Crisis in the Southwest region of Cameroon.
On 18 February 2023, Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Kagiso N Tlhabano-David delivered a one-day event to raise awareness of parasport. The event was held at the University of Botswana, Botswana. The activity promoted the 2022/23 ACEF theme, Sport for development.
On 4 February 2023, Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Pradeep Kumar Dammala delivered an online workshop on, ‘Design of foundation systems for offshore wind turbines’ in Jodhpur, India. The workshop promoted the 2021/22 ACEF theme: Clean Energy, Air and Oceans.
Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are a pressing issue across the Commonwealth. Due to the colonial legacy of homophobia, anti-LGBT legislation and discrimination of the LGBT+ community is significantly over-represented in this group of nations; 63% of Commonwealth countries criminalise homosexual activity compared to 35% globally.
On 27 October 2022, Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Patience Kiyuka delivered a radio talk show on, ‘Blue economy and its opportunity for communities in Kilifi, Kenya’.
On 16-17 July 2022, the Commonwealth of Dominica Scholars Alumni Association (CDCSAA) collaborated with the Dominican Football Association (DFA) to deliver the event, ‘Girls with Goals’, for the National Under 15 (U-15) Girls Football Team. The event aimed to promote equality, diversity and representation of girls in sport.
Increasing societal awareness of visually impaired persons through inclusive sports in Lagos, Nigeria
On 22 September 2022, Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Omojeme Esther Adomi delivered an activity designed to promote societal awareness of persons with visual disabilities and change perceptions amongst sighted high school students, using sport as a medium. The activity comprised a sensitisation workshop and a sports event and promotes the 2021/22 ACEF theme, Sport for development.
To mark The Gambia’s re-entry to the Commonwealth in February 2018, a Time Limited Programme of awards was launched to support eight additional Scholarships for students from The Gambia; seven Master’s degrees and one PhD.