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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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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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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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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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Tackling Plastic Pollution: The Coalition Hosts Sir David Attenborough CBE and the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

On Monday 11th March, the Coalition for Global Prosperity were delighted to host Sir David Attenborough CBE, Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, and a panel of experts to call for Britain to continue to act as a global leader in tackling plastic pollution.

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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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