Should Charity Begin & End at Home? | Theo Clarke

This party conference season, Brexit is set to continue to dominate conversation and regardless of how you voted in the referendum, most will agree this is a historic moment for the UK, forcing us to redefine our place in the world and what kind of country we want to be.

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Theresa May is right to focus on post-Brexit trading opportunities in Africa | Theo Clarke

This week we have seen the Prime Minister, and her dance moves, splashed across our front pages as she makes her first official visit to Africa. Preparing Britain for life post-Brexit, Theresa May is attempting to woo the continent and build on the UK and Africa’s historical relationship. She has announced that she wants the UK to be the G7’s number one investor in Africa by 2022. This is certainly an ambitious agenda but one that I welcome and believe is achievable through a focus on both trade and aid.

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Coalition hosts Girls Education Event with Foreign Secretary for CHOGM 2018

We were proud this week to host a reception in Parliament with the Foreign Minister Boris Johnson MP and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop MP.

The event, co-hosted with Global Citizen and titled 'Girls in Emergencies' brought together leaders in the aid sector, Parliamentarians and education activists to discuss how the UK and the Commonwealth are empowering girls in times of crisis.

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How to make a reality of ‘Global Britain’: The role of development and diplomacy

In early April the Coalition for Global Prosperity and the British Foreign Policy Group brought together analysts, civil servants and development agencies to consider practical answers to this challenge. In particular we were interested to understand views on how the UK’s development agenda should relate to the government’s Global Britain policy and how to encourage the development and diplomacy sectors to work better together.

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Coalition for Global Prosperity invited to speak on soft power and UK Aid at FCO conference at Wilton Park

At their recent conference, the Foreign and Commonwealth office brought together a select group of leading foreign office officials and partners and a range of future leaders to debate the key global issues facing Britain today. The Coalition for Global Prosperity’s Chief Executive Theo Clarke was invited to the weekend to speak on the crucial role that UK Aid plays in promoting Britain’s soft power.

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Progress For Women Is Progress For All – Let’s Give Girls A Voice

International Women’s Day was not only about celebrating progress but about pushing for more and that’s why I’m #StillMarching and backing Helen Pankhurst’s call for a decade of suffrage. Gender equality is like an elastic band, you can stretch it but if you don’t stretch it far enough it reverts back to its usual position. This is why we need to keep making the case and why the Global Goals are so important as they give the world a much-needed global agenda.

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Joint Event with the APPG to End FGM on the International Day of Zero Tolerance

On Tuesday 6th February the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which is co-chaired by Zac Goldsmith MP and Jess Phillips MP, hosted a joint event with the Coalition for Global Prosperity to mark the Day of Zero Tolerance for the abusive practice.  The evening brought together leading voices from across government, grassroots campaigns and healthcare to discuss how the UK Aid can continue to change attitudes and support women who have been affected by FGM.

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