4th Commonwealth Connectivity Cluster Week Meeting

Event date: 02 May 2023, 9:00 - 04 May 2023, 17:00
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The Commonwealth Secretariat will be hosting its 4th Commonwealth Connectivity Cluster Week Meeting from 2-4 May, 2023.

The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda (CCA) was adopted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018 to boost trade and investment links across the Commonwealth and raise intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 trillion by 2030.

The CCA is structured around five working groups or 'clusters', each chaired by a member state and in which participation in on a voluntary, opt-in basis.

Organised under the theme, ‘Enabling Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Sustainability through Digitalisation’, this virtual event will gather together members of the five clusters, including:

It will be an opportunity to reflect on the initiatives and achievements of each cluster during the 2020-2022 period and scale up the implementation work of each of the clusters.

The outcomes from each of the clusters will form the basis for continued technical exchanges among policymakers and regulators, institutional capacity-building and joint action where there is agreement on a shared response.



Tuesday 2 May

10:00 am BST

Opening Cross-Cluster Plenary Session

11:30 am BST

Physical Connectivity Session: Advancing future implementation work of the Physical Connectivity Cluster by leveraging digital infrastructure and addressing digital divide

12:45 pm BST

Regulatory Connectivity Session: Advancing Regulatory Impact Assessment


Wednesday 3 May

9:30 am BST

Digital Connectivity Session: Confirmation of High-Level Principles for the Digital Connectivity Cluster

11:00 am BST

Business to Business Connectivity Session: Removing legal barriers to enable paperless trade


Thursday 4 May

10:00 am BST

Supply-Side Connectivity Session: Supporting Pan-Commonwealth climate resilient food systems and livelihood through digitalisation and data coordination

11:00 am BST

Closing Cross-Cluster Plenary Session: The way forward



For more information, please contact Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Team