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Professional Fellows at LifeLine put leadership skills into practice

Prince Tommy Williams is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Sierra Leone. After his three-month Fellowship at LifeLine Network International, a group of grassroots community organisations and NGOs based in 16 countries around the world, Prince felt that he was able and ready to do more. Shortly after his return from the UK, Prince was […]

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Women, Kashmir and peace talks

By Ezabir Ali, 2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from India hosted by Conciliation Resources. ‘Nobody can silence me – I have every right to speak.’ These were the words shouted by a 40-year-old woman at security staff and state officials, as she managed to intrude into the venue where Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Indian […]

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Monira Rahman

Professional Fellow strengthens services for acid attack victims

Monira Rahman was a 2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellow hosted by Acid Survivors Trust International. She is Executive Director of the Acid Survivors Foundation in Bangladesh. During her Fellowship, Monira spent three months closely observing the interventions of the UK government and charities to protect the rights of victims of gender-based violence and people with disfigurements, and […]

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Nellie Oduor

Professional Fellow learns about biomass energy in Scotland

Nellie Oduor is a 2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Kenya. Her Fellowship was hosted by the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh In September 2012. I work for the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) as a Deputy Centre Director of the Forest Products Research Centre. Other than the Centre’s administration duties, I […]

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Prince Tommy Williams, 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow

Professional Fellow helps rehabilitate other former child soldiers in Sierra Leone

Prince Tommy Williams is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Sierra Leone. His Fellowship is hosted by LifeLine Network International, a group of grassroots community organisations and NGOs based in 16 countries around the world. Prince is the IT Manager at LifeLine in Sierra Leone. ‘During the long lasting war in Sierra Leone I was […]

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Barack Ojiem

Professional Fellow gains skills to help rehabilitate street children in Kenya

Barack Ojiem is a Kenyan 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, hosted by Widows and Orphans International. He works at Hope for Victoria Children, an NGO that rehabilitates and reintegrates street children. I am a line manager responsible for rehabilitation and advocacy programmes in my organisation. All the training and experiences I have accessed through my Fellowship fall within […]

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