By Chukwuebuka Nnabugwu, Commonwealth CorrespondentRead news - Blog: This Tanzanian tech CEO is defying gender discrimination to protect the environment
28 April 2022 to 28 April 2022
Join us on 28 April 2022 as we announce the finalists of the 2022 Commonwealth Education Awards.
Twenty educators and projects have made the 2022 Commonwealth Education Awards shortlist for their positive impact on students, teachers, and education systems across the Commonwealth. Six finalists will be announced at the CCEM in Nairobi.Read press release - Commonwealth Education Awards 2022: Shortlist announced
27 April 2022 to 28 April 2022
In April 2022, education ministers will meet in Nairobi to discuss some of the Commonwealth’s most pressing education challenges, at a time when the world is recovering from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
Top policymakers are set to meet in Kenya for the 21st Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers to discuss pressing education challenges at a time the world is recovering from the negative impacts of the pandemic.Read press release - Commonwealth education ministers to discuss post-COVID-19 recovery at Nairobi conference
By Idongesit Amba and Chukwuebuka Nnabugwu, Commonwealth CorrespondentsRead news - Blog: Two young people who are restoring the beautiful environment of their childhoods
Speaking at the launch of a new ground-breaking report on boys’ disengagement from education, Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, reaffirms the Secretariat’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda of advancing education for allRead news - The Commonwealth committed to ensuring boys are not left behind in education
“We have a duty to fulfil. To educate, appreciate and motivate” is one of the inspiring lines youth officers from the Department of Youth in Nevis recited from a handwritten poem during a training session run by the National Youth Agency (NYA) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat.Read news - Commonwealth joins forces with the National Youth Agency to upskill youth officers in St Kitts & Nevis
Five exceptional young people have been named regional winners at the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2022 for impressive projects alleviating poverty; improving education; promoting action on the climate and addressing gender equality.Read news - Young people from across the Commonwealth recognised for transformation projects around the world
Twenty extraordinary young people, including inventors, activists and entrepreneurs, from 17 countries have been announced as finalists for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards.Read news - 20 finalists announced for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2022
16 March 2022 to 16 March 2022
The winners of the annual Commonwealth Youth Awards will be announced on 16 March 2022.
By Chukwuebuka Nnabugwu and Muhammed Badamasi, Commonwealth CorrespondentsRead news - Blog: How three young climate leaders are fighting plastic waste in Nigeria
This Commonwealth Secretariat blog series features young people from across the Commonwealth who are leading the way on local climate action.
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Member countries have a combined population of 2.5 billion people, of which more than 60% are under 30 years of age. Our youth development work is delivered through the Commonwealth Youth Programme, which has been supporting member countries for over 40 years.
The Commonwealth works with member countries to improve the chances of young people, harness the power of sport to bring people together, advance universal healthcare, improve gender equality, and promote harmony between faiths.
As the OMICRON variant threatens a wave of global havoc, the 1.8 billion young people worldwide remain vulnerable to the persisting impact of Covid-19, and support from Youth Workers is needed now more than ever.Read news - Blog: Why Namibia’s new degree for Youth Workers is a pathway to empowerment
In the south-eastern part of Mozambique, lies the Inhambane region. It is in this paradise-like landscape that young climate leader Razaque Quive is raising awareness of the threats to Mozambique’s marine environment through the Ocean Guardians.Read news - Blog: Training a new generation of ocean guardians in Mozambique
Youth workers across the Commonwealth united at the Secretariat’s virtual world café to discuss hope, critical pedagogies, and the continuing relevance of Paulo Freire, in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of his birth.Read news - Commonwealth hosts second collaborative virtual youth work café celebrating 100 years of Paulo Freire
Young climate activists from across the Commonwealth shone a light on just how critical youth are at a series of events organised by the Commonwealth Youth Programme at this year’s COP but demanded world leaders need to take more action beyond the annual conference.Read news - Commonwealth youth voice their climate concerns amongst world leaders at COP26 and demand action for the survival of our planet
The Commonwealth Secretariat organised its first Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26 to serve as an inclusive and collaborative space for member countries and accredited organisations to meet, host side events, convene meetings and showcase research. Here are some of the highlights from the first week of COP26 at the Commonwealth Pavilion.Read news - Commonwealth Pavilion at COP26: Week 1 highlights
National Parks and marine protected areas in The Bahamas both exemplify and help protect the archipelago’s vast marine and terrestrial ecosystems. But despite their important role, they are often ignored by the local community, who rarely visit or feel pride for them. To rekindle this lost relationship, Elijah raises awareness of the parks and marine protected areas and impacts of climate change through visual storytelling, which he believes is more effective for communicating with people than complex data and graphs.Read news - Blog: Connecting local communities with National Parks in The Bahamas
The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has appealed to world leaders attending the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 to close the gap in ongoing negotiations this week in Glasgow, with millions of lives and livelihoods on the line in climate-vulnerable countries.Read press release - Commonwealth Secretary-General calls on leaders to “dig deeper” in climate talks for the sake of vulnerable nations
The ongoing challenges of the global pandemic can be all encompassing and sometimes overwhelming – particularly for young people whose prospects and plans have been severely disrupted.Read news - Why youth workers are key to achieving the SDGs