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The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, is supporting the growth of digital technology, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI). The Secretariat is doing its part to accelerate progress with citizens in its 56 member states. 
Read news - ‘We must leave no one behind’ – the Commonwealth Secretary-General urges greater adoption of digital technology
On day two of Kenya Innovation Week, high-level government officials and ministers met for the Commonwealth Ministerial Roundtable Discussion on Innovation, led by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts, Ababu Namwamba and Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC.
Read news - Commonwealth ministerial roundtable in Kenya highlights innovation's role in sustainable development
Kenya Innovation Week 2023 - Commonwealth Edition, which will be held in Nairobi from 27 November to 1 December 2023, will this year include Commonwealth Leaders, government officials, business and academic representatives, as well as a delegation from the Commonwealth Secretariat, led by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth the Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland KC.
Read news - Kenya Innovation Week 2023 energized by partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat
27 November 2023 to 27 November 2023
The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the contribution that innovators in the public, private and voluntary sectors across the Commonwealth are making to progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The contribution that Commonwealth-accredited organisations make in advancing the values and principles in the Commonwealth Charter is a key pillar of the Commonwealth system. To better understand and recognise the contribution accredited organisations make, and the value they add in addressing the shared concerns that bind the Commonwealth of Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Innovation and Partnerships team commissioned this first-of-its-kind independent study to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Commonwealth Charter, which serves as the anchor and guide for all accredited organisations.

This study is the beginning of a longer-term process to build a systematic and evidence-based understanding of the collective contribution and impact of accredited organisations. The study is also intended to draw attention to the potential of accredited organisations to play an even bigger part in supporting Commonwealth countries and empowering Commonwealth people in the future
to overcome a growing and complex range of socioeconomic and environmental risks.
Read publication - The Contribution of Commonwealth-Accredited Organisations to Advancing the Commonwealth Charter
Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, delivered a keynote address at the University of California (UC) Berkeley today, where she highlighted the urgency of bridging the persistent digital divide to ensure everyone can reap the full benefits of technology.
Read news - Without collective action, digital divide will exacerbate inequality, says Commonwealth Secretary-General at UC Berkeley