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Rwanda Independence Day

Rwanda Independence Day

Though a national holiday in Rwanda, citizens celebrate it as a muted affair since it takes place only three days before Liberation Day, which is seen as a more suitable day for celebration.

Meet Makeda Mahadeo from Kigali

Meet Makeda Mahadeo from Kigali

It was a pleasure to meet Makeda Mahadeo, one of Rwanda’s most beautiful and recognised media personalities. She is a film producer, DJ, anchor, judge and more to come.

The Commonwealth’s 56 member countries have a combined population of 2.5 billion people, of which 60% is a youthful population under the age of 30. Rwanda has amongst the highest percentage of women’s participation in the workforce, pegged at 86% parity.

Meet Femada Shamam, CEO at TAFTA

Meet Femada Shamam, CEO at TAFTA

“Embrace the fear that comes with leadership. And you will meet amazing people in your journey to help and guide you.”

It was wonderful to hear Femada Shamam, CEO of The Association for the Aged (TAFTA) in the session called Women in Leadership: Beyond Numbers at the Commonwealth Women Forum.

Commonwealth digital lending markets in Africa

Commonwealth digital lending markets in Africa

Please join the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce for a webinar on Commonwealth digital lending markets in Africa. The webinar will take place online via Zoom on the 4th of July at 5 pm HKT.

Commonwealth Secretariat Strategic Plan 2021/22 – 2024/25

Commonwealth Secretariat Strategic Plan 2021/22 – 2024/25

The Commonwealth Secretariat Strategic Plan 2021/22-2024/5 is a collaborative results framework publication drafted by the Commonwealth Secretariat. It is based on the principles of the Commonwealth Charter, the previous Strategic Plan (2017/18-2020/21), notes and recommendations from the Executive Committee and Board of Governors, internal and external documents such as the Forum of Small States, and mandates drafted during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings in the past decade.

Commonwealth Plasticity

Commonwealth Plasticity

The world can not recover from the impact of COVID-19 without an effective rules-based trading system that is both inclusive and sustainable. It will require members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to work in conjunction towards galvanizing multilateral trade to equip the Commonwealth states, as well as the rest of the world should they wish to partake, for any trade issues that may arise.

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Bangladesh- Endless Potential

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Bangladesh- Endless Potential

Dr. Khaled H. Chowdhury on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bangladesh, and the Commonwealth - History, Endless Possibilities, and Challenges   Interviewed by Commonwealth Chamber Correspondent Arafat Reza.   Having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1995,...

A Golden Opportunity for the Golden Crop

A Golden Opportunity for the Golden Crop

Sanctions against Russia combined with the winter wheat in Ukraine looking to go unharvested, a global energy crisis, and increased insurance for cargo ships in the Black Sea, it is easy to predict what will happen to the price of these wheat exports.

An Ode to Mussels

An Ode to Mussels

In June of 2020, the World Economic Forum held their 50th annual meeting amidst the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Normally the World Economic Forum focused on improving market efficiencies, business innovations, and global trade, but this meeting was particularly different.

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