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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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Matarr Baldeh on his first day at the Results UK office

Professional Fellow gains expertise in Education for All for the Gambia

Matarr Baldeh held a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship in 2011, at Results UK. He is the National Coordinator of the EFA Campaign Network in the Gambia. During my Fellowship, I learnt about the UK corridors of power through BOND training, met MPs through the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Education and Disability, and learnt how UK NGOs […]

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Olanike Edetan

Professional Fellows learns about organisational sustainability

Olanike Folashade Edetan is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Nigeria. She is studying for an MSc at the Department of Physical, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Her Fellowship was hosted by The Haven Wolverhampton. I feel humbled and privileged to be part of the 2% of the brightest of my […]

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Scholar moderates Prime Ministers’ Forum in Belize

Dylan Vernon, a Commonwealth Scholar from Belize, returned to his home country for a short time in September this year to moderate a major Prime Ministers’ Forum, convened to mark the 30th anniversary of Belize’s independence. Two of Belize’s three former Prime Ministers joined the current Prime Minister for the forum – the first of […]

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