The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda’s Cross-Regional Connectivity Grants program supports Commonwealth member states in undertaking cross-regional peer-to-peer learning activities aimed at enhancing their knowledge, building their capacity, and growing their expertise to facilitate greater trade and investment.
The 2023 Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting (CTMM) opened today at Marlborough House in London. The meeting, being held on the 5th and 6th of June, brings together trade ministers from across the Commonwealth to discuss and deliberate on key issues related to trade and investment.Read news - Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meet to Foster Cooperation for Resilient, Inclusive, Green and Digital Economies
Artisanal fisheries are an important food source with fish constituting an important source of protein and income by providing employment to millions of people in countries where food security is an issue.Read news - What is “digital” about fish? A Policy Guide for the Commonwealth
2 May 2023 to 4 May 2023
The Commonwealth Secretariat will be hosting its 4th Commonwealth Connectivity Cluster Week Meeting from 2-4 May, 2023.
Today the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) launches its online consumer protection course for consumer protection officials in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Read news - CARICOM Competition Commission and Commonwealth launch a new course for Consumer Protection Authorities in the Caribbean
Blog by Benjamin Kwasi Addom, Adviser on Agriculture & Fisheries Trade Policy, The Commonwealth Connectivity AgendaRead news - Blog: How can data build global food security?
This week, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Connectivity Agenda team together with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) hosted a Workshop on ‘Effective Legal Frameworks for Building the Digital Economy’ in Bridgetown, Barbados.Read news - Commonwealth encourages legal reform to boost trade in the Caribbean
8 March 2023 to 8 March 2023
The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Trade Centre will host an event on 8 March in New York City at 11:30 am EST on bridging the digital gap for women-led businesses in developing countries.
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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