India and Pakistan: Enemies forever? – India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads ever since they won independence from Britain in 1947. Are the two countries destined to be foes forever Or will they give peace a chance? Prominent speakers give their views in this public discussion. 

6.30 – 8 p.m. 19 July 2010, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Room, Westminster Hall, House of Commons.

To attend this event please contact Rita Payne of the CJA at


The Commonwealth Consortium for Education presents the Hon Senator David Coltart, Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Republic of Zimbabwe who will address a conference in London on the 22nd July, which will consider how national efforts and external support can assist the revitalisation of the education sector in Zimbabwe.


For further information and to register, please see here: 


Commonwealth African Rural Connectivity Initiative (COMARCI) in-country workshop – Ghana

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation aim to create ICT connectivity for rural and marginalized communities in Africa, through Public Private Peoples Partnerships formed through in-country capacity building workshops. The next is in Ghana.

For further information, please see here.


  • 5th Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum 2010

The CTO has been running successful CRC conferences in Africa for four years and in Asia for three years. Hosted by the Ministry of Communications, National Communications Authority, Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications, the theme for the 2010 conference is Connecting rural Africa on a cost-effective, sustainable and profitable basis through Public Private Peoples Partnerships.

This event will take place 17-19th August in Accra, Ghana.

For further information, please see here.


  • Funding Opportunities

Apply for a Computer

To apply for a computer, please see here: 

  • Civil Society Strengthening Programme in The Gambia

The deadline for concept notes is 20th August 2010

For further information, please see here.


  • Human Rights in Jamaica

EU funding call focussed on strenghtening of the role played in Jamaica by Civil society in promoting human rights and the peacful reconciliation of group of interests.

Objectives include fighting violence against women and children, and prison reform.

The deadline is 27th September 2010.

For further information, please see here.


  • Supporting Health in Liberia

EU grants to organisations working to support the national health plan in Liberia, including the capacity of the public health system, as well as expanding access to basic health care.

The deadline is the 27th September 2010.

Please see here for further details.  


  • Democracy and Human Rights in South Africa

For more information see here.

The deadline is 2nd August 2010.