by Lillian Efobi Investing in quality education for all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, must remain a top priority for all Commonwealth nations, for quality education is cornerstone of progress, and our collective future depends on harnessing its transformative power. Nigerian Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman Investment in education isn’t confined to …

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by Cody Mitchell The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has always struggled to meet recruitment and retention targets. However, in light of an increasingly volatile geostrategic situation, these challenges are increasingly acute. The news broke recently that the Australian Government was considering “mothballing” one or two of the Royal Australian Navy’s eight Anzac-class frigates—the backbone of …

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Dr. Mohsen Gul, Technical Lead, Strategic Intelligence Hub, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Sushil Ram, Youth Development Advisor, Commonwealth Secretariat In Asia-Pacific policy-making’s vast and dynamic terrain, innovation is not just a buzzword but a critical imperative. Policy innovation, in this context, represents the delicate art of crafting strategies that are as adaptable as they are robust …

Crafting the Future: Strategic Intelligence Hub and Policy Experimentation in the Asia-Pacific for Youth Entrepreneurship Read More »

by Kiyara Manaka Matambanadzo Africa has been trying to catch up with the rest of the world for so long. After decades of war and colonialism, there has been a scramble to bring Africa, particularly the rural areas, into an age of rapid industrialization. But what if Africa’s leaders are missing out on one key …

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Joel Bamwise is the Co-Founder & CEO of SpinAfrica. He is also coordinator of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs – Africa (CAYE Africa) network and recently represented the network at the largest meetings of young people across the commonwealth, the Commonwealth Youth Forum. After the forum, Joel shared a glimpse of her life and work with 21-year-old …

Serving Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs with Passion and Skill Read More »

Franc Kamugyisha,  the 29-year-old founder of ‘EcoPlastile’  is the 2022 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year. He has been recognised for his organisation’s work recycling consumer plastic and glass waste to produce long-lasting plastic roofing tiles as well as biodegradable facemasks and shields while helping slum dwellers to purchase healthcare using plastic waste.  Abdul Lawal, …

Using garbage for green housing and access to healthcare Read More »

The areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are known to drive innovation and development in society. While women are just as capable of participating in these critical fields, they are far outnumbered by men. But why? What’s stopping more women from getting involved in STEM? And what will it take to increase their …

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