Changes to the Leadership of The Coalition for Global Prosperity

Following their selection as candidates for the upcoming UK General Election, Chief Executive, Theo Clarke, and Chair, Simon Bishop, have both chosen to temporarily step down from their roles at CGP for the duration of the official General Election campaign.

 James Dray, a Trustee at the Coalition, will be taking on the role of Acting Chair and Libby Smith, Head of Advocacy and Events at the Coalition, will be taking on the role of Acting Chief Executive. 

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The Coalition Hosts The Rt Hon Theresa May at Lambeth Palace to Discuss Tackling Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Across the Commonwealth

On Thursday 24th October the Coalition were thrilled to host an event in Lambeth Palace with former UK Prime Minister The Rt Hon Theresa May MP to discuss global and local responses from across the Commonwealth to tackling human trafficking and modern day slavery.

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Conservation Expert Dr Niall McCann Tells the Coalition How Poverty Reduction in Africa is Protecting Wildlife and Ecosystems Across the Continent

Environmental protection must be at the heart of our International Development strategy, and Britain must take the lead on this, globally, if we are to be the type of country that the world needs us to be.

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The Coalition Hosts Parliamentary Dinner on Conservation & Development in Africa with Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

The Coalition for Global Prosperity was delighted to co-host a private dinner in the House of Commons with the Conservative Friends of International Development (CFID) to discuss how Conservation & Development are two sides of the same coin, and how lifting communities out of poverty has a positive impact on local wildlife and ecosystems.

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The Coalition Hosts Protecting Media Freedom Across The World at the Conservative Party Conference

The Coalition team headed to Manchester for the Conservative Party Conference, where we co-hosted a panel event with BBC Media Action to discuss how the UK is protecting journalists in fragile states across the world.

Speakers included Theo Clarke (CEO, Coalition for Global Prosperity), Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP (Chair, APPG on Media Freedom), Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP (Former BBC Journalist), Paul Conroy (Photojournalist), Teldah Mawarire (Journalist, South Africa), Abir Awad (Country Director) and was chaired by Caroline Nursey (Executive Director, BBC Media Action). 

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The Coalition Hosts 10 Year Anniversary Reception of the Labour Campaign for International Development with The Right Honourable Gordon Brown

On Tuesday 10th September, the Coalition were delighted to co-host a packed room in the House of Commons to mark the 10 Year Anniversary Reception of the Labour Campaign for International Development (LCID) with The Right Honourable Gordon Brown. 

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Videos from the 10 Year Anniversary Reception of the Labour Campaign for International Development

Speakers included: Speakers include: Rt Hon Gordon Brown (UK Prime Minister, 2007-10), Dan Carden MP (Shadow Secretary of State for International Development), Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP (Secretary of State for International Development 2003-07), Stephen Twigg MP (Chair, International Development Select Committee), Preet Gill MP (Shadow Minister for International Development), Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Alison McGovern MP, Stephen Doughty MP, Lord Jack McConnell.

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Coalition Hosts Global Britain Tent at the Big Tent Ideas Festival 2019

The Coalition were thrilled to return to the Big Tent Ideas Festival last month with speakers including former Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugenthat MP and former Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood MP joining us for a day debating how Britain can be a force for good in the world in the Global Britain Tent.

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The Coalition Meets Melinda Gates at Parliamentary Roundtable

On Wednesday 17th July, Melinda Gates met with a group of conservative MPs as well as Theo Clarke from the Coalition for Global Prosperity, to discuss how the world can come together to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. The UK’s particular strengths as an outward-looking development superpower, as well as the most effective ways to spend our aid budget were discussed.

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The Coalition Hosts Global Britain: UK Leadership in Global Health

The Coalition heard from senior speakers including The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care), Lord Crisp KCB (Chair, APPG for Global Health), Richard Clarke (Director-General for Policy, Research and Humanitarian, DFID), Kade Mondeh (Consultant Midwife, Barts Hospital), Dianne Stewart (Head of Donor Relations, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria), Phil Thomson (President of Global Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline), Simon Wright (Director of International Development, Save the Children) and Theo Clarke (CEO, Coalition for Global Prosperity).

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British Leadership in Global Health: How an NHS Midwife is Exporting British Expertise to Save Lives across Africa

I speak as a Diasporan who has studied and worked in the UK for nearly 30 years, and who has worked extensively on Global health programs in Africa. I have first-hand experience working as a clinician in the NHS Trust, and have had the opportunity to share that experience through UK funded projects such as the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) and other charities.

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The Coalition Hosts Parliamentary Dinner on Trade, Investment and Development in The Commonwealth

The Coalition for Global Prosperity was delighted to co-host a private dinner in the House of Commons with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty to discuss boosting trade, investment and development in the Commonwealth ahead of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda next year.

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Better Britain: The decline of the Foreign Office must be reversed

Britain has always commanded huge respect in the international arena; we punch well above our weight despite our size as an island nation. Today, the UK sits on the G7, G20, Five Eyes and the United Nations Security Council. We are one of the few countries to have hit the 2% target for NATO. And we are a global leader in development, committing to the 0.7% overseas aid budget to ensure the UK helps spread prosperity around the world.

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Foreign Policy Leaders call for a stronger Foreign Office alongside an independent Department for International Development

A new report published on the 18th June by the British Foreign Policy Group Running Out of Credit: The Decline of the Foreign Office and the Case for Sustained Finding sets out the trajectory and impact of cuts to the Foreign Office back to 1973, and urges the government to increase funding for the Foreign Office (FCO) to ensure it can deliver the UK’s post-Brexit ambitions and strengthen Britain’s global influence.

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The Coalition Hosts British Foreign Policy Group Report Launch Running out of Credit: The Decline of The Foreign Office and The Case for Sustained Funding

The Coalition heard from senior speakers including Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Foreign Secretary 1995-97), Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett MP (Foreign Secretary 2006-07), Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP (Chair, Select Committee on Exiting the European Union), Tom Tugendhat MP (Chair, Foreign Affairs Select Committee), Sir Simon Fraser (Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office (2010-15), Tom Cargill (Executive Director, BFPG) and Sam Goodman (Report Author, BFPG).

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Global Britain: How the UK is Protecting Cultural Heritage in Fragile States

The Coalition heard from senior speakers including; Dr Hartwig Fischer (Director, the British Museum), Tom Tugendhat MP (Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee), Tim Loughton MP (Chair, British Museum APPG), Lord Collins (Shadow International Development Minister), Shoshana Stewart (CEO, Turquoise Mountain), Jonathan Tubb (Iraq Director, British Museum), Stephen Stenning (Director, British Council) and was chaired by the BBC’s Kirsty Lang.

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