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Revisiting development plans – alumni symposium

British Council Zambia on behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK recently hosted an alumni event in Kitwe, focused around a symposium at which alumni had the opportunity to discuss and measure their development plans post scholarship.  These development plans were formulated prior to and during their CSC scholarship. The symposium was particularly targeted […]

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Posted in Alumni, Alumni events, Alumni Features, News

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Representing youth in the World Conference on Youth 2014

Salman Ahmad is a 2013 Commonwealth Shared Scholar from Pakistan, currently completing a Master’s in International Business at the University of Liverpool. Salman had the opportunity to take part in the World Conference on Youth 2014, and reflects on the outcomes of the conference. In the first week of April 2014, I received an email about […]

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Dr Timothy Phakathi

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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Posted in Alumni, News

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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 News, 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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