Practitioners trained to enhance delivery of youth work courses in Southern Africa A Commonwealth workshop for youth workers in Namibia

31 May 2019

A Commonwealth workshop has been held for 45 practitioners in Namibia responsible for delivering certified youth work courses in Southern Africa.

Young researchers bring fresh solutions to pressing digital challenges Young researchers presenting evidence-based policy solutions

28 May 2019

Twenty-five young researchers have presented evidence-based policy solutions to leverage opportunities arising from the digital transformation for member countries

Young African entrepreneurs pledge to turn youth unemployment into opportunity Young African entrepreneurs at a workshop in Tanzania

24 May 2019

Young business leaders from 17 African countries have explored fresh solutions to overcome employment and entrepreneurship challenges at a workshop in Tanzania

Two Mauritius universities to offer degree in Commonwealth youth work Mauritius’ Minister of Youth and Sports, Stephan Toussaint speaking at a three-day workshop

23 May 2019

Mauritius’ Minister of Youth and Sports, Stephan Toussaint, has announced that two universities in his country will offer a degree in Commonwealth youth work starting in August.

Young musicians compose melodies to celebrate Commonwealth 70th anniversary Children playing the violin

24 April 2019

Young musicians have been busy composing short melodies reflecting Commonwealth values

Commonwealth launches young women’s mentorship programme Two female students sitting on grass

18 April 2019

A new scheme will empower young African women in Commonwealth countries by matching them with experienced professionals in their fields

Equipping young Asians to work against extremism Malaysia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Saifuddin Abdullah speakign to delegates

5 April 2019

Young people from Commonwealth countries in Asia have been learning how they can take action to prevent and counter violent extremism and build peace in their communities. Aspiring leaders and change-makers aged between 18 and 25 took part in a five-day workshop in Brickfield, Malaysia, to equip themselves with skills to help shape their communities in positive ways.

Pacific young leaders on the forefront of climate action Breakfast dialogue attendees holding the Youth Entrepreneurship for the Green and Blue Economy policy toolkit

28 March 2019

Pacific youth leaders at the Global Biennial Conference on Small States in Samoa have called for solidarity among young people to urgently address climate change and halt the existential threat to future generations.

Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019 announced Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland with the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award winners

13 March 2019

Four exceptional young people from India, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and Saint Lucia have won prizes at the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of their efforts to end hunger, sexual violence, sanitation issues and climate change. A ceremony was held today at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London, where winners shared a £12,000 grant for their innovative projects.

Nigerian woman named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for abuse support programme Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi

13 March 2019

A young Nigerian woman who is helping thousands of sexual and domestic abuse victims, has been named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year. Twenty-eight-year-old Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, from Lagos, was presented with the award by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Marlborough House.

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