CFID are delighted to host a guest blog submitted by the International Department of the Conservative Party. This report is the result of a collaboration between the Conservative Party, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy (REPRESENT) at the Universities of...
Writing on Conservative Home on 12 June CFID members and Project Umubano alumni Stephen Crabb MP and Sir Desmond Swayne MP call for those in the Conservative Leadership contest to uphold our commitment to international development.
The Telegraph reported on Baroness Liz Sugg speech defending UKaid use to fight the global rollback of women's rights.
International Development Minister Baroness Sugg delivered a speech about UK aid’s commitment to women and girls’ rights at the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver on 3 July 2019.
Writing to The Times on 11 June, former DFID Secretary of State defended the 0.7% target. He argues that Ministers must be careful that highly questionable spending does not undermine the UK’s international leadership as a development superpower.
Last summer CFID ran the inaugural Project Urafiki, in Tanzania. The successor to Project Umubano the Conservative international social action project. Twentyone volunteers, including three MP’s, Cllr’s, Candidates and grass root activists took part in three projects in five locations focusing on Education, Business and Health.
In an Oral statement to the House of Parliament yesterday, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart MP updated parliamentians on the Ebola Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and argues that we need to do much more to grip the situation.
To mark the anniversary of the Plastics Pact and DEFRA’s packaging and recycling proposals, this breakfast on the 21st May 2019, will bring together businesses, politicians and NGOs to discuss the current UK policy landscape; progress to date and how the UK can support broader global efforts to reduce plastic...
DFID Minister, Baroness Sugg recently set out how the fashion industry can be a force for good in achieving SDGs towards women's economic empowerment during her speech at the Fair Fashion in Africa event on 3rd May.
Writing in The Times on 8 May 2019, Graham Stuart MP, International Trade Minister and MP for Holderness makes the case for Business investment and job creation in Africa. Long term sustainable growth enables economic development and progression from aid partners to trading partners for the future.