Ageing is associated with the onset of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being physically active is key to maintaining health, optimising physical function, and independent living for the elderly. Psychological wellbeing of older people is equally important and those who are active are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Development in Action webinar series: The pedagogy of water: Designing education to support a better understanding of climate induced water crises in India
On Wednesday 14 June, the CSC Alumni Team were joined by Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Mansee Bal Bhargava for the Development in Action webinar series. Dr Bhargava shared a presentation on ‘The pedagogy of water: designing education to support a better understanding of...
In Ghana, there are several factors at play when it comes to young women’s participation in STEM professions, including gendered family norms, classroom dynamics, and the influence of policymaking which can simultaneously support and hinder access to STEM education.
Development in Action webinar series: High-risk feminism in Colombia: women’s mobilisation in violent contexts and lessons learnt
On Wednesday 24 May, the CSC Alumni Team hosted the Development in Action webinar on ‘High-risk feminism in Colombia: women’s mobilisation in violent contexts and lessons learnt’. The webinar was delivered by Commonwealth Alumnus, Dr Julia Zulver. This webinar...
Globally, women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. In Nigeria, the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) estimates that only 22% of graduates in STEM subjects are women.
Uganda has made significant progress in promoting girls’ education, most notably through the Universal Primary Education (UPE) policy. Despite these efforts, female literacy and school attendance remain low. According to the World Bank, in 2017 only 54% of primary school-aged girls in Uganda completed primary education.
On Wednesday 11 April, the CSC Alumni Team were joined by Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Iffat Zafar Aga for the Development in Action webinar series. Dr Aga shared a presentation on ‘Democratising healthcare in Pakistan through telemedicine’ about the role of technology in...
On 3 December 2022, Commonwealth Alumnus Abass Isiaka marked International Day for People with Disabilities (PWDs) by delivering an awareness event on the topic, ‘Imagined possibilities: Disability sports and inclusive higher education’, at the University of Ilorin (UoI), Nigeria. The activity promoted the 2021/2022 ACEF theme, Sports for Development.
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 ecosystems and wildlife, and threatening biodiversity and marine-based economies.
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’, in Uganda. The activity promotes the 2022/23 ACEF theme, Clean energy, Air and Oceans.