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The Importance of the Private Sector in Commonwealth Education

60 per cent of Commonwealth citizens are under the age of 30 – an age group which governments and civil society have a duty of care to educate and support. Education empowers young people, not just with the knowledge and skills they need to earn a living, but in positively... read more

CWEIC Convenes Global Advisory Council Meeting at Marlborough House

Members of CWEIC’s global Advisory Council convened at Marlborough House on 24th October for October’s Advisory Council meeting. Representatives from CWEIC’s Strategic Partners came together for a comprehensive update on the organisation’s activities across the Commonwealth, and to contribute towards discussion regarding future events and programmes. After a welcome and... read more

CWEIC Welcomes Coulthard Barnes as a Strategic Partner

CWEIC is delighted to announce that Coulthard Barnes have joined the organisation as a Strategic Partner. Coulthard Barnes is the platform of the family office of New Zealand-based entrepreneurs and investors Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart, and represent our first Strategic Partner to hail from New Zealand. The company promotes... read more

Richard Burge September Message

Dear Friends and Supporters, As summer has drawn to a close, CWEIC is gearing up for a busy and exciting run up to Christmas, after a very productive month. At the start of the month, we welcomed a delegation from India to the Guildhall for an event on smart cities,... read more

The Islands Bringing Blockchain to the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth is rich in its geographic diversity; from the densely populated megacities in India to the remote island states in the Caribbean and South Pacific, a common language and heritage underpins a foundational connection of all 53 Commonwealth countries. With geographic diversity comes economic diversity, and whilst the largest... read more

CommonwealthFirst Export Champion Naturally Tribal Nominated for Telegraph Trade Award

    CWEIC extends its congratulations to CommonwealthFirst Export Champion Naturally Tribal, which been shortlisted in the Telegraph Trade Awards 2018 in the category of Best Ethical Brand SME Exporter. Naturally Tribal’s mission statement is to transform natural African and other unique ingredients into innovative and enriching luxury skincare products. The... read more

Richard Burge Speaks at Chatham House on Cybersecurity in the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Cyber Declaration was signed during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018; a landmark declaration, it is world’s largest and most geographically diverse inter-governmental commitment on cybersecurity cooperation to date. The Declaration has a special relevance for Commonwealth trade and investment, with many of its key elements... read more

Meinhardt Group Join CWEIC as Strategic Partners

         The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) is very pleased to announce that Meinhardt Group have become Strategic Partners of the organisation, joining an established network of businesses and governments which operate within the Commonwealth. With over 47 offices worldwide, Meinhardt Group provides engineering consulting capabilities to... read more

CWEIC Hosts IoD Nigeria Delegation at Marlborough House

At Marlborough House on 2 October, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council hosted a delegation from the Institute of Directors Nigeria. The delegation consisted of CEOs and directors from a host of Nigerian businesses and organisations, who were visiting the United Kingdom as part of the IoD Nigeria’s development programme.... read more