Posts in Global Britain
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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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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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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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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The Coalition Hosts Cross-Party Parliamentary Dinner on International Development

The Coalition for Global Prosperity was delighted to host a cross-party dinner on International Development on 13th May in the House of Lords. The event brought together senior parliamentarians from all of the four major political parties, as well as representatives from the Labour Campaign to International Development (LCID), Conservative Friends of International Development (CFID), Liberal Democrats in Development (LDID) and the SNP to discuss the future of international development and how we can work together to alleviate global poverty.

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Global Britain Podcast: Lieutenant General Phil Jones

Following an incredible series of events at the at the Big Tent Ideas Festival 2018, the Coalition is collaborating with the Big Tent again to ask: What does “Global Britain” actually mean?

In this first full-length episode, our CEO Theo Clarke talks to Lieutenant General Phil Jones about what Global Britain means to him.

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Soft Power: Diplomacy and Development Working Together to Make a Success of Global Britain

On Wednesday 30th January, the Coalition for Global Prosperity, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development were delighted to co-host a private roundtable with the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, the Rt Hon Mark Field MP, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Global Britain Podcast: Britain as A Force For Good

Following an incredible series of events at the at the Big Tent Ideas Festival 2018, the Coalition is collaborating with the Big Tent again to ask: What does “Global Britain” actually mean?

In this short introductory episode, our CEO Theo Clarke gives a quick introduction to the podcast series, every episode of which can be found here, along with links to your favourite podcast providers.

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Global Britain: Building Lasting Peace and Security in Fragile States

On Monday 10th December, the Coalition for Global Prosperity were delighted to co-host Rory Stewart MP (Minister of State for Justice), Lieutenant General (retd) Philip Jones CB CBE DL, Major General Ralph Wooddisse CBE MC (Assistant Chief of the General Staff) and Kate Ewart-Biggs (British Council) for a panel debate in parliament.

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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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