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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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STEM for girls

Organised by Dithan Kiragga (2007 Scholar from Uganda, MSc International Primary Healthcare, University College London) To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday 8 March 2020, a one-day career talk was organised by alumnus Dithan Kiragga, in collaboration with The Africa Women in Science Hub (AWiSH), at the Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, in Gulu […]

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Engaging, encouraging, and enriching the girl child’s leadership roles in a community

Organised by Helen Akinwande Fidelis (2012 Professional Fellow from Nigeria, The Haven Wolverhampton) On Monday 9 March 2020, Commonwealth Alumnus Helen Akinwande Fidelis held an event to promote the Sustainable Development Goal 5 in achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls for students in Arepo, Nigeria. The event, ‘Engaging, Encouraging, and Enriching the Girl […]

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The organisers with some of the speakers and participants

Empowering women in academia to achieve leadership roles

Organised by Funmilayo Nihinlola Osuolale (2011 Scholar from Nigeria, PhD in Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University), Tinuade Jolaade Afolabi (2017 Academic Fellow from Nigeria, Energy Efficiency, Newcastle University) and Toyosi Tunde-Akindtunde (2011 Academic Fellow from Nigeria, Food Science, University of Lincoln) On Tuesday 10 March 2020, students and staff from various leadership cadres at Ladoke Akintola […]

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The Deputy Prime Minister of Eswatini, Hon. T.N. Masuku delivering his keynote address

Demystifying to achieve gender equality

Demystifying Eswatini’s Sexual and Domestic Violence (SODV) Act 2018: Empowering University of Eswatini students to make positive changes in their communities Organised by Dr Joseph Molefe Coper (2006 Scholar from Botswana, PhD Sustainable Urban Livelihoods, University of Reading) On Friday 6 March 2020, staff and students at the University of Eswatini gathered at the Kwaluseni […]

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