CFID are delighted to host a guest blog submitted by a project Umubano 2017 alumni Dr Suzanne Bartington. Working with colleagues at the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology (UR-CST) Suzanne has been able to extend the legacy of the first Umubano visit in a professional capacity.
CFID are delighted to host a guest blog submitted by Jakob Kopperud, the World Bank Special Representative to the UK & Ireland and head of the World Bank office in London. As we mark End Poverty Day on 17th October, we need to remember that we live in a world...
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.
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.