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Transforming workplace conditions in South Africa‘s mining sector

Dr Timothy Sizwe Phakathi is the Deputy Head of Safety and Sustainable Development at the Chamber of Mines and Employer Convenor of the Culture Transformation Advisory Committee (CTAC), at the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) of South Africa. Through his professional and research work, he has been committed to improving labour and safety conditions […]

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Evaluation profile: Rizwanul Islam

Before his retirement in 2009, Dr Rizwanul Islam was Special Advisor for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), based in Geneva, Switzerland. He completed a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1976. Throughout his career, Rizwan had many different roles including Associate Professor at the University of Dhaka […]

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Posted in Evaluation, Evaluation profiles, Profiles

Commemorating the modern Commonwealth through research and cultural exchange

Dr R Girish Kumar is the guest speaker at the second seminar in the Wales Regional Network series on ‘Commemorating the Modern Commonwealth through Research and Cultural Exchange’. Dr Kumar will speak on ‘Contesting WTO’s Global Intellectual Property Governance: The Indian Experience’. The hierarchical North/South dichotomy is being rapidly replaced by a ‘flat’ global entrepreneurial order structured by […]

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Posted in Regional Networks

Mark Carney

Commonwealth Scholar appointed next Governor of the Bank of England

Mark Carney (1991 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada, DPhil Economics, Oxford) has been announced as he next Governor of the Bank of England. He will serve in his current role as Governor of the Bank of Canada until next May, taking up his new post in June. Sir Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of […]

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Lucy Kanu, 2009 Commonwealth Professional Fellow

Commonwealth Professional Fellow awarded 2012 Fairness Award

Lucy Kanu (2009 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Agriculture, The Prince’s Trust) has been selected as the 2012 Grassroots Honoree of the Fairness Award. Lucy will receive a 2012 Fairness Award for her work as ‘a Nigerian social entrepreneur and innovator who has helped build innovative private-public partnerships to serve Nigeria’s underserved and under-represented communities’. She will be […]

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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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