Work by the Commonwealth Secretariat to support Fiji’s Reserve Bank in digitising its paper-based certificates of securities, such as government bonds, will benefit investors, making it easier for them to own, safekeep and trade in the country’s financial market, valued at about $6 billion.Read news - Commonwealth support for new digital securities will benefit investors in Fiji
This week, recognising the importance of manufacturing to development, economic growth and job creation, the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda launched 'A Policymaker’s Guide to Manufacturing 4.0' and a pilot implementation program on digital industrial development in Mauritius.Read news - Commonwealth Launches New Policymaker’s Guide to Manufacturing in a Digital World
At COP27, Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, launched a new Commonwealth policy guide to help governments build a more productive and sustainable agricultural sector.Read news - "We can transform the Commonwealth into an agricultural powerhouse": Commonwealth Secretary-General at COP27
This blog about the new policy guide 'The State of Digital Agriculture in the Commonwealth' is written by Benjamin Kwasi Addom, Adviser on Agriculture & Fisheries Trade Policy, The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda.Read news - Enabling digitalisation for food and agriculture in the Commonwealth
New Commonwealth policy guide demonstrates how governments can leverage digital tools to revolutionise the agricultural sectorRead news - “We must use big data to protect food security and increase climate resilience,” says Commonwealth Secretary-General at COP27
To strengthen south-south linkages across the Commonwealth, last month the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Programme supported a peer-to-peer learning exchange between businesses and policymakers from small island developing states in the Commonwealth Pacific and Commonwealth AfricaRead news - Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda supports south-south learning exchange between the Pacific Islands and Mauritius
A blog by: Akeem Rahaman, Economic Advisor, Sophie Brain, Research Officer, and James Gregory, Research Officer work in the Economic Policy and Small States Directorate of the Commonwealth Secretariat.Read news - Driving FinTech Innovation in Commonwealth Countries
Food security is one of the biggest threats facing not only the Commonwealth, but millions of people around the world. Compounded by climate change, soaring food prices and geopolitical issues, millions are at risk of not being able to access necessary nutrition.Read news - Partnerships, inclusivity and innovation to help increase food security
One of the greatest challenges facing many Commonwealth countries is the global food crisis and soaring prices.Read news - Commonwealth Secretariat and IICA strengthen efforts to boost food security in the Caribbean
The Commonwealth Digital Trade Hackathon was officially launched today at the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF 2022), held on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali.Read news - Commonwealth Digital Trade Hackathon launches at final day of Youth Forum
Senior government officials, policy makers and industry leaders in the field of data science are gathering in St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda this week for an intensive workshop on how to harness data for impactful innovation, while addressing the significant data gaps that Caribbean countries face.Read news - Caribbean countries harness the power of data science
The Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon Roosevelt Skerrit has praised the role of the Commonwealth Secretariat in enabling more public-private partnerships as well as building the digital economy in his country.Read news - Dominica commends Commonwealth Secretariat’s leadership on finance and the economy
Widespread acceptance of digital trade documents could generate an additional US$1.2 trillion in trade by Commonwealth countries by 2026, a report has found.Read news - $1.2 trillion Commonwealth trade boost from digitalising paperwork, report finds
This report attempts to quantify the potential impact of legal reform to enable the use of the so-called “transferable records” on Commonwealth trade.
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With the emergence of technology-enabled financial services (fintech) and the profound changes to the production and delivery of financial services it has enabled, Commonwealth Central Bank Governors (CCBGs) expressed a desire for improved technical guidance on fintech implementation.
Leaders committed themselves to the vision of increasing intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 Trillion by 2030, and expanding intra-Commonwealth investment. This is to be achieved through the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment. The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda is a platform for countries to exchange best practices and experiences to trade and investment and undertake domestic reform. This cross-fertilization will contribute to further reducing trade frictions among members.
The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a UN World Data Forum local meet-up on October 5, 2021, entitled Making it Count, the Value of Commonwealth Data, to discuss the importance of data for sustainable development.
21 July 2022 to 31 December 2022
This course is self-paced and ongoing. There is no closing date, as participants can enrol anytime.
The Digital Connectivity Cluster of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda is organising its first ‘Deep Dive Session’ on the topic ‘Digitising Trade Facilitation: the Regulatory and Legislative Framework for Improving Transparency and Efficiency in the Global Trading System’.
This virtual event, co-organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), will focus on the soft infrastructure needs of Commonwealth member countries in relation to training and capacity building around digital infrastructure.