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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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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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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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Scholar awarded prize for best dissertation

James Dray (2007 Commonwealth Scholar from South Africa) has been awarded the Political Studies Association’s 2012 Arthur McDougall Prize for Best Dissertation in Elections, Electoral Systems or Representation. James’ dissertation, submitted for his DPhil in African Politics at the University of Oxford, is titled ‘Voter Turnout in Sub-Saharan Africa’. The prize judges commented that ‘it was ambitious and […]

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John Mthaziko Zulu

Professional Fellow lobbies for devolution of power in Zambia

John Mthaziko Zulu held a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellowship at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). He is the Governance Programs Coordinator at Caritas Chipata, Zambia. I work to promote and protect human dignity and sustainable development for less privileged people by engaging government improve policies, structures and services. During my Fellowship at CLES, I have […]

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Charles Appiagyei (right) at the Council of Disabled People

Professional Fellow gains insight into advocacy for disabled people in Ghana

Charles Appiagyei is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Ghana. He is the National Administrator of the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD). His Fellowship was hosted by the Council of Disabled People. My remit back home relates to developing GSPD, managing staff and projects, and advocating to improve the life chances of disabled people. […]

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