Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom

Commonwealth Shared Scholar wins election to represent fellow students at Durham University

04 April 2014

Mohammad Samawat Ullah is a 2013 Commonwealth Shared Scholar from Bangladesh. Samawat is currently studying for a Masters in Internet Systems and E-Business at Durham University. Samawat has been elected as the President of Ustinov College GCR (Graduate Common Room) at Durham and is the first Bangladeshi student to hold the role. As President, Samawat […]

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Tracing alumni from Canada – can you help?

Tracing alumni from Canada – can you help?

24 March 2014

More than 30,000 Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships have been awarded since the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan was set up in 1959. As the CSC’s alumni association began in 2000, we are still trying to locate and invite a number of untraced alumni – particularly Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows from the early years. Only registered […]

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Mining women’s potential in Zambia

10 March 2014

Mususu Kaonda (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Materials Science, University of Birmingham) spoke to SciDev.Net about how to encourage more young women to begin science and engineering careers. Mususu was encouraged to follow a career as an engineer by her father. She was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 2008, to study for an MSc in Advanced […]

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Evaluation profile: James Achanyi Fontem

24 February 2014

James Achanyi Fontem is currently the Executive Director of Cameroon Link, an NGO based in Douala that promotes health and agricultural initiatives in rural areas through community radio stations in Cameroon. He undertook a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship with the Sickle Cell Society in the UK in 2008. In addition to his work with Cameroon Link, […]

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Posted in Evaluation, Evaluation profiles, Evaluation publications, Professional Fellowships, Publications

Evaluation profile: Ingrid Palmary

Evaluation profile: Ingrid Palmary

24 February 2014

Professor Ingrid Palmary is an Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed a PhD in Psychology in 2005 on a Commonwealth Scholarship at Manchester Metropolitan University. Ingrid’s main research areas include gender and violence, a topic which dates back to her PhD. She also coordinates Master’s and PhD programmes […]

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Evaluation profile: Anoja Wickramasinghe

24 February 2014

Professor Anoja Wickramasinghe is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and an expert on social forestry and gender. She coordinates the National Network on Gender and Energy (NANEGE), and is a member of the Committee of Biomass Energy, through which she provides advocacy services to the energy sector. Her specific […]

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