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Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC will be attending the Conference and deliver the key note address

Read Press Release HERE

May 21-23, 2019

Students: Our Common Wealth. A Focus on Student Success

Hosted at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies.


The Commonwealth Education Conference Committee invites you to attend the 2019 CEC Conference, a Council for Education in the Commonwealth–St. George’s University joint event to be held at St. George’s University, located in Grenada, West Indies from May 21 – May 23, 2019. The theme this year is “Students: Our Common Wealth. A Focus on Student Success”. With our theme, we aim to explore a range of questions:

  • Students in the 21st Century face many daunting challenges but what are governments, education institutions and teachers doing to better meet their life and employment needs?
  • What is ‘success’ in the education context, and from whose perspective?
  • What are the main challenges facing education provision for the 21st Century, in the Caribbean and beyond?
  • What are the needs of students, and how might these differ according to level, location and finance?
  • What more should we all be doing to enhance learning experiences, wherever the student might be studying?

Gladwyn Lecture 2018

The Annual Gladwyn Lecture 2018

The Windrush Generation & Lost Educational Opportunities: How can the Commonwealth learn from this?

Speaker: Rt Hon David Lammy MP

The many forms of disadvantage and discrimination faced by the Windrush Generation have been brought to the fore this year, particularly as a result of David Lammy’s powerful campaign. However, over the last 60 years these once-welcomed immigrants and their families have faced real challenges in achieving equity of access to education and at all levels of provision.

Venue: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Room Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Date: Thursday 13th December 2018 | Time: 18:00 – 20:00 | Chair: Sonny Leong CBE

Download the flyer HERE

Click HERE to read David's keynote speech

Menstrual Hygiene Management – the Impact on Girls’ Education

Date: 17 October 2018 | Time: 18:30 to 20:00 | Venue: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0PW

In many parts of the world, especially in Africa and Asia, the education of girls is limited and even curtailed by cultural and social inhibitions surrounding menstruation. This is a massively important issue but, because of sensitivities about what can be mentioned in polite society, it is very often ignored, blighting the lives of thousands of young women and thwarting the development of whole countries. The CEC has brought together four experts in the field, all of whom have practical experience of alleviating the problem through practical action.

This discussion will be a major opportunity to hear about one of the most vital matters affecting the education of young women, and possible solutions through collaboration. All are welcome.