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World Oceans Day 2020: How research leads the way in protecting oceans and marine ecology

Hashan Niroshana Kokuhennadige is a current Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka studying for a PhD in Ocean and Earth Sciences with a focus on Marine Biogeochemistry at the University of Southampton. Looking back on World Oceans Day last month, Hashan shares some insights on his research and its development impact, and considers what World Oceans […]

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Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah wins the 2020 Best Journal Article Prize

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) and Taylor & Francis Group are delighted to announce Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah as the winner of the 2020 Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize, for her article Epidemiology of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) among a cohort of HIV-infected and […]

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First virtual site visits with Commonwealth Scholars in Liverpool and London

In May the CSC hosted its initial virtual site visits, bringing together CSC staff and Commonwealth Scholars for an informal discussion about living and studying under the changed circumstances of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. On 12 May, we welcomed Scholars from Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and […]

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World Bee Day 2020: Developing the beekeeping sector in Ghana

Dr Kwame Aidoo is a Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Ghana and is the Director of Bees for development Ghana (BfdG), a new independent beekeeping organisation that aims to generate employment, to create wealth and to provide pollination services for crops and natural environments. Here, Dr Kwame Aidoo shows the impact of this organisation as well […]

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Pursuing a career in STEM: empowering women and girls in Nigeria

Organised by Nwobodo Cynthia Ebere (2014 Split-site Scholar from Nigeria, PhD Agricultural Extension, University of Reading) On Monday 2 March 2020, Commonwealth Alumnus Nwobodo Cynthia Ebere held a workshop to promote Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls for students at the Trans-Ekulu Girls’ Secondary School, Enugu State, Nigeria. […]

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Healthier the mother, healthier the society

Organised by Naveed Khurram (2012 Professional Fellow from Pakistan, Anglican Alliance) This year, the Commonwealth Day theme was, ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’, and to mark the day, Commonwealth Alumnus, Naveed Khurram, organised an event for the women of his local community on Sunday 8 March 2020. The event titled, ‘Healthier the Mother, […]

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