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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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Gambian Women: Role models for fruitful and equal opportunities

Organised by Caleb Nwongbouwoh Muefong (2016 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh) To mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Commonwealth Alumnus Caleb N Muefong organised an event on Monday 9 March to promote Sustainable Development Goal 5: achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls. The event titled, ‘Gambian women: Role […]

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Commonwealth awareness session for youths at universities in Rwanda

Organised by Gatera Fiston Kitema (2018 Scholar from Rwanda, MSc Public Health for Eye Care, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) On Friday 6 March 2020 recently returned Commonwealth Scholar, Gatera Fiston Kitema, organised an event titled ‘Commonwealth Awareness for Youth’. to mark this year’s Commonwealth Day and  promote the 2020 Commonwealth theme, ‘Delivering […]

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