Secretary-General looks to The Gambia as beacon of democratic progress as new President takes oath of office Adama Barrow at the president’s inauguration

19 January 2022

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland congratulated Adama Barrow and the people of The Gambia as she attended the president’s inauguration ceremony in Bakau.

Commonwealth ready to assist Tonga following dual disasters Photo of Tonga after the Volcano

19 January 2022

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has expressed her sincere condolences for the lives lost in the double disaster that has engulfed the Pacific Island kingdom of Tonga, while reaffirming the Commonwealth’s willingness to offer maximum assistance.

Experts meet in Ghana on addressing cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa  Experts at the four-day conference on addressing cybercrime

17 January 2022

The growing problem of cybercrime requires countries to build effective laws, policies, and international cooperation frameworks, said Dr Tawanda Hondora, Head of the Rule of Law at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Secretary-General visits Guyana Secretary-General and the President of Guyana

14 January 2022

Earlier this week the Secretary-General Patricia Scotland visited Guyana.

How three young climate leaders are fighting plastic waste in Nigeria

13 January 2022

Located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, Nigeria possesses a tropical rainforest climate as well as one of the largest mangrove ecosystems in Africa. It is also the most populated African country, with around 206 million people.

Climate action incomplete without women’s contribution Women farmers in Kenya

13 January 2022

Judy Wangari is one of an estimated 800,000 smallholder potato farmers who, according to the National Potato Council of Kenya, contribute at least 83 percent of the total potato production.

Blog: Why Namibia’s new degree for Youth Workers is a pathway to empowerment Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Community Development Graduates

11 January 2022

As the OMICRON variant threatens a wave of global havoc, the 1.8 billion young people worldwide remain vulnerable to the persisting impact of Covid-19, and support from Youth Workers is needed now more than ever. Namibia’s first-ever higher education course for Youth Workers is designed to address the challenges youth workers face today by improving their skills, promoting the professionalisation of their work, and creating new career opportunities.

Blog: Nature-Based Solutions for Enhancing Coordinated Action Around Climate Change, Land and Biodiversity A girl planting a tree sapling

20 December 2021

A key outcome of COP26 climate summit is the enhanced focus on “nature-based solutions” – the plans for people to work closely alongside nature to avert a planetary catastrophe.

Official Launch of Malawi’s National Export Strategy II (2021-2022)

17 December 2021

Today Malawi’s Ministry of Trade, in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the WTO’s Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Project, has launched the National Export Strategy II (NES II) at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC).

New regional adviser deployed to unlock climate finance in Indo-Pacific Labanya Prakash Jena

14 December 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat has deployed a regional climate finance adviser to focus on mobilising funds for renewable energy and sustainable land management projects in the Indo-Pacific region.