Events​

Find out about the latest virtual events organised by the CSC community for Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni.

March 2023

Date/Time Event
02/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme 2022 – Fundraising: Writing Bids and Securing Grants
Online
09/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (Cambridge)
TBC
16/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (South East)
TBC
23/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (London)
TBC
30/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)
Online

February 2023

Date/Time Event
02/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (Scotland)
TBC
09/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (North West)
TBC
14/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (North East)
TBC
16/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop 2022 – Theory of Change: The What, Why, and How
Online
23/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (Midlands)
TBC
28/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development regional workshop 2022 – Writing for Development (Oxford)
TBC

January 2023

Date/Time Event
12/01
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop 2022 – Preparing for Social Impact: Strategy Planning
Online
26/01
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop 2022 – Transitioning to a Career
Online

December 2022

Date/Time Event
TBC
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- Building Climate Resilience in Small Islands- Barbados and the Commonwealth of Dominica
Online
08/12
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop 2022 – Mastering Networking
Online
15/12
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop 2022 – Leadership Models and Decision Making
Online

November 2022

Date/Time Event
10/11
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop 2022 – Research Project Management
Online
24/11
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop 2022 – Writing for Development
Online
29/11
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- The Viability of Mandatory Rehabilitation in Jamaican Prisons
Online

October 2022

Date/Time Event
12/10
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- Private eye care in Nigeria: A key to SDG 3?
Online

September 2022

Date/Time Event
01/09
Morning
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Zambia
Hybrid
06/09
Afternoon
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Pakistan
Online
08/09
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- Girls in STEM: case study of a secondary school in Nairobi
Online
30/09
Afternoon
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- India
Online

August 2022

Date/Time Event
18/08
Afternoon
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- India
Online
20/08
Afternoon
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Lagos, Nigeria
Online
23/08
Afternoon
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Abuja, Nigeria
Online
24/08
Morning
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- South Africa
Online
25/08
Morning
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Ghana
Online
25/08
Morning
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Sierra Leone
Online
25/08
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- Turning barriers into possibilities: improving para sports in Kenya
Online
26/08
Afternoon
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Kenya
Online
30/08
Morning
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Malawi
Online
30/08
Morning
Pre-Departure Briefing for 2022 Scholars- Tanzania
Hybrid

July 2022

Date/Time Event
18/07
Morning
Knowledge Hub Hangouts- Exploring plant and tree health
Online
21/07
Afternoon
Farewell Event for Commonwealth Scholars 2022
Central London
28/07
TBC
CSC Alumni Nigeria and Sierra Leone- Access to Commonwealth Scholarships webinar series
Online
29/07
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- Machine learning, blockchain technology & sustainable development in Africa
Online

June 2022

Date/Time Event
15/06
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Climate Change and the Sustainability Nexus panel event
Online
23/06
Afternoon
Parliamentary Reception for Commonwealth Scholars
Central London
24/06
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- Inclusive mobility as a service in Lagos, Nigeria
Online

May 2022

Date/Time Event
05/05
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Social Entrepreneurship: Impact and Evaluation (part 2)
Online
12/05
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Preparing for Social Impact: Strategy Planning
Online
19/05
Afternoon
CSC Mentoring Programme- virtual meet-up for Mentors
Online
20/05
Afternoon
CSC Mentoring Programme- virtual meet-up for Mentees
Online
30/05-01/06
All day
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Maximising your Impact: training for development
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
31/05
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- Mind the Borders- Governing borderless climate risks
Online

April 2022

Date/Time Event
01/04-03/04
All day
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Maximising your Impact: training for development
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
21/04
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Social Entrepreneurship: Impact and Evaluation (part 1)
Online
27/04
Afternoon
Development in Action webinar- From Chennai to Coventry: A peace educator’s journey into policy
Online

March 2022

Date/Time Event
01/03
Afternoon
CSC Mentoring Programme – virtual meet-up for Mentors
Online
02/03
Afternoon
CSC Mentoring Programme – virtual meet-up for Mentees
Online
01/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (North West)
University of Chester
03/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (Cambridge)
Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
03/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Research Proposal and Grant Writing for Development Impact (part 2)
Online
10/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Research Project Management
Online
14/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (London)
TBC
15/03-16/03 Interchange 22 Annual Conference
Online
16/03
All day
Commonwealth Alumni Tanzania- Utafiti Elimu Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
17/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Social Entrepreneurship: Launching your own Social Project
Online
19/03
Afternoon
CSC Alumni Nigeria- Workshop on Climate Governance: Nigeria’s Climate Bill Commitment at the COP26
Lagos
21/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Mastering Networking
Online
24/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (Wales)
TBC
29/03
Afternoon
Knowledge Hub webinar- Public Bike-Sharing Schemes (PBSS): Prospects in Bangladesh
Online
31/03
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Preparing for Social Impact: Strategy Planning
Online

February 2022

Date/Time Event
03/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (Midlands)
University of Nottingham
04/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing and Communicating in Diverse Environments
Online
10/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Social Entrepreneurship: Impact and Evaluation (part 1)
Online
11/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (Scotland)
University of Edinburgh
15/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (South West)
University of West England
17/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (South East)
University of Reading
18/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (North East)
University of Leeds
23/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Research Proposal and Granting Writing for Development Impact (part 1)
Online
24/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development regional workshop (Oxford)
University of Oxford
24/02
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Social Entrepreneurship: Impact and Evaluation (part 2)
Online
25/02
All day
CSC Connect and Collaborate Event
London

January 2022

Date/Time Event
12/01
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Research Project Management
Online
13/01
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Preparing for Social Impact: Strategy Planning
Online
19/01
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Social Entrepreneurship: Launching your own Social Project
Online
21/01
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Mastering Networking
Online
25/01
Afternoon
Mental health and wellbeing workshop with Dr Dominique Thompson
Online

December 2021

Date/Time Event
02/12
Afternoon
CSC Alumni Nigeria- Workshop on Inclusion and Digital Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities
Abuja
02/12
Evening
CSC Alumni Zambia- Reintegration Event and Climate Dialogue
Lusaka
03/12
Morning
CSC Welcome 2021 for Commonwealth Scholars
Online
06/12
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- Green House Gas reduction in Canada
Online
06/12
Afternoon
Programme Officer information session
Online
09/12
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Transitioning to a Career
Online
15/12
Morning
Mental health and wellbeing workshop with Dr Dominique Thompson
Online
18/12
Morning
CSC Alumni India- Homecoming Networking Event
Online
20/12
Afternoon
Programme Officer information session
Online

November 2021

Date/Time Event
02/11
Morning
Climate Action webinar series- Smart energy for cleaner cities
Online
02/11
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- Impact of multi-scale modelling on renewable biohydrogen production
Online
09/11
Morning
Climate Action webinar series- Changing behaviours towards the environment in Pakistan
Online
09/11
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- Sustainable power systems design for remote communities
Online
11/11
Morning
Climate Action webinar series- Residential energy upgrades as a public health intervention: Findings from the Victorian Healthy Homes Program
Online
11/11
Morning
CSC Alumni Uganda- 2021 Welcome Home event
Kampala
11/11
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
11/11
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- Weather shocks and monetary policy
Online
11/11
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Writing for Development
Online
13/11
Evening
CSC Alumni Ghana- Homecoming event
Accra
16/11
Morning
Climate Action webinar series- Water and climate change: An integrated water resource management perspective
Online
16/11
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- Climate vulnerability in Bangladesh
Online
17/11
Morning
CSC Alumni Nigeria- Welcome Home event
Online
18/11
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- Gender insecurity and the impact of climate change
Online
19/11
Morning
CSC Alumni Kenya- Reintegration workshop
Nairobi
19/11
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
20/11
Morning
CSC Alumni Nigeria- Welcome Home event
Online
22/11
Afternoon
Programme Officer information session
Online
25/11
Afternoon
Leaders in Sustainable Development programme – Leadership Models and Decision Making
Online
25/11
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
25/11
Afternoon
CSC Alumni South Africa- Supporting Collaboration with FCDO Stakeholders
Pretoria
25/11
Afternoon
CSC Alumni South Africa- Welcome Home Event and Reintegration Sessions
Online; Pretoria
26/11
Afternoon
CSC Alumni Sierra Leone- Reintegration and Welcome Reception for Returning Commonwealth Scholars
Freetown
29/11 –
01/12
CSC Alumni Nigeria- COSFAN AGM and Training of Magistrates and Area Court Judges of Kwara State
Freetown

October 2021

Date/Time Event
08/10
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
14/10
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
16/10
Morning
CSC Alumni South Africa- COSFA-SA Application Advice Discussion
Online
19/10
Afternoon
HMG Scholarships Alumni Climate Change Hackathon- Finance and Collaboration Goal Presentation Event
Online
20/10
Afternoon
HMG Scholarships Alumni Climate Change Hackathon- Adaptation Goal Presentation Event
Online
21/10
Afternoon
HMG Scholarships Alumni Climate Change Hackathon- Mitigation Goal Presentation Event
Online
22/10
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
26/10
Morning
Climate Action webinar series- COP26 and the Global South: How development scholars can influence outcomes during and after COP26
Online
26/10
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- Climate Finance: The key to achieving climate ambitions in the Eastern Caribbean
Online
27/10
Afternoon
HMG Scholarships Alumni Climate Change Hackathon- Grand Final Presentation Event
Online
28/10
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- Clean & Green Energy Transition: Pakistan’s journey and future ways forward
Online
28/10
Afternoon
Climate Action webinar series- International, inter-university collaboration on global climate change
Online

September 2021

Date/Time Event
02/09
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
TBC
Afternoon
CSC Knowledge Hub event- The gendered impact of the COVID-19 crisis on frontline workers
Online
06/09-
26/09
Applications open for the CSC’s Mentoring Programme 2021-2022
Online
07/09
Morning
Alumni Association meet and greet for Commonwealth Scholars from Kenya
Online
10/09
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
16/09
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
23/09
Evening
Alumni Association meet and greet for Commonwealth Scholars from Guyana
Online
24/09
Morning
Knowledge Hub webinar- Youth, sport and cultural interventions in preventing violent extremism: Insights from the field in Kenya
Online
24/09
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online
27/09-08/10 HMG Scholarships Alumni Climate Change Hackathon
Online
30/09
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online

August 2021

Date/Time Event
17/08-
03/09
Applications open for the CSC Alumni Community Engagement Fund- climate action
20/08
Afternoon
Alumni Association meet and greet for Commonwealth Scholars from Nigeria
Online
26/08
Afternoon
Knowledge Hub webinar- Volcano monitoring in the Eastern Caribbean: A chronicle of collaboration and resilience
Online
26/08
Afternoon
CSC Alumni South Africa- Pre-departure briefing and panel discussion: The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing
Online
27/08
Afternoon
Pre-departure briefing for 2021 Commonwealth Scholars from Nigeria
Online
27/08
Afternoon
Scholar drop-in session
Online

July 2021

Date/Time Event
02/07
Afternoon
CSC Farewell Event for Commonwealth Scholars
Online
07/07
Afternoon
Parliamentary Event for Commonwealth Scholars
Online
29/07
Afternoon
CSC Alumni South Africa- COSFA-SA Career Development Workshop
Online
29/07
Afternoon
Knowledge Hub webinar- Development of printable solar photovoltaic devices towards achieving net zero targets
Online
29/07
Afternoon
CSC Alumni Uganda Panel Discussion: Enhancing cyber security among young adults
Online
29/07
Evening
CSC Alumni Kenya Panel Discussion: Inclusive employment for persons with disability- what are the gaps?
Online

June 2021

Date/Time Event
25/06
Afternoon
CSC Alumni Kenya Roundtable Discussion: Doing business in global pandemic and beyond
Online
30/06
Afternoon
Knowledge Hub webinar- Drone Technology and Agricultural Development: Awareness and Adoption in Nigeria
Online

May 2021

Date/Time Event
13/05
Afternoon
Leadership Models and Decision Making (May workshop)
Online
18/05
Afternoon
In conversation with Dr Awino Okech
Online
20/05
Afternoon
Writing for Development (May workshop)
Online
21/05
Afternoon
Distance Learning workshop – Writing for Development
Online
27/05
Afternoon
Public Engagement (May workshop)
Online
27/05
Afternoon
Distance Learning workshop – Research Project Management
Online
28/05
Afternoon
Approaching COP26: Climate change, sustainable development, and climate mitigation in a warming world
Online

April 2021

Date/Time Event
08/04
Afternoon
Developing Great Professional Skills
Online
08/04
Afternoon
Writing and Communicating in Diverse Teams
Online
22/04
Afternoon
Transitioning to a Career
Online
23/04
Afternoon
Knowledge Hub webinar- Beyond raising revenues: Tackling barriers to building stronger tax-governance links in Nigeria
Online
29/04
Afternoon
Social Entrepreneurship: Impact and Evaluation (part 1)
Online
29/04
Afternoon
Social Entrepreneurship: Impact and Evaluation (part 2)
Online

March 2021

Date/Time Event
04/03
Afternoon
Leadership Models and Decision Making
Online
09/03
Afternoon
CSC Alumni Nigeria- COSFAN Community Engagement and School Outreach
Abuja
11/03
Afternoon
Influencing and Overcoming Barriers
Online
25/03
Afternoon
Social Enterprise, Institutions, and Impact Models
Online
25/03
Afternoon
Launching your own Social Project
Online
25/03
Afternoon
Knowledge Hub webinar- Smallpox Eradication: Revisiting the Indian success story
Online
26/03
Afternoon
Public Engagement
Online
29/03
Morning
Staying Positive and Beating Burnout
Online

February 2021

Date/Time Event
04/02
Afternoon
Research Proposal and Grant Writing for Development Impact (part 1)
Online
05/02
Morning
Wellbeing workshop with Dr Dominique Thompson
Online
05/02
Afternoon
Research Project Management
Online
10/02
Afternoon
Wellbeing workshop with Dr Dominique Thompson
Online
11/02
Afternoon
Research Proposal and Grant Writing for Development Impact (part 2)
Online
19/02 & 20/02
Morning
CSC Alumni Ghana- Reintegration Workshop
Online
20/02
Morning
CSC Alumni Caribbean Regional Event- Connect and Communicate
Online
23/02
Morning
CSC Alumni South Africa- Reintegration Workshop
Online
25/02
Afternoon
Cultural Intelligence
Online
27/02
Afternoon
Knowledge Hub webinar- Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence Research in Africa: PapsAI use case in Uganda
Online
27/02
Morning
CSC Alumni South Africa- Alumni Advocacy Workshop
Online

January 2021

Date/Time Event
14/01
Afternoon
Researcher excellence: Public Engagement
Online
21/01
Afternoon
Mastering Networking
Online
28/01
Afternoon
Writing for Development (January workshop)
Online
29/01
Morning
Wellbeing workshop with Dr Dominique Thompson
Online

December 2020

Date/Time Event
04/12
Morning
CSC Alumni Nigeria- COSFAN Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Online
10/12
Afternoon
Preparing for Social Impact: Strategy Planning
Online
11/12
Afternoon
Welcome event for Commonwealth Scholars
Online
18/12
Afternoon
5 Years on from the SDGs: What’s next?
Online
19/12
Evening
CSC Alumni India panel discussion- ‘Resilience, sustainability and leadership: hope and possibilities’
Online

November 2020

Date/Time Event
12/11
Afternoon
Writing for Development (November workshop)
Online
17/11
Morning
CSC Alumni Nigeria COSFAN end of year webinar- ‘COVID-19: where are the silver linings?’
Online
19/11
Afternoon
Communicating to Increase the Impact of your Research (part 1)
Online
26/11
Afternoon
Communicating to Increase the Impact of your Research (part 2)
Online

October 2020

Date/Time Event
14/10
Afternoon
CSC Alumni WSA Panel Discussion: Access and inclusion in a pandemic
Online
29/10
Afternoon
CSC Alumni Pakistan Panel Discussion: Gender issues in employment
Online

September 2020

Date/Time Event
17/09
Afternoon
Social Entrepreneurship: Impact and Evaluation
Online
30/09
Afternoon
Knowledge Hub webinar- Youth: the missing peace in global security
Online