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CPDC/Commonwealth Foundation Regional Civil Society Consultation, Guyana, 28-29 June 2011 Print E-mail
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CF_logo_Pos_gifThe Caribbean Policy Development Centre  (CPDC) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Foundation hosted a major regional civil society consultation, in Guyana, 28-29 June 2011. The consultation will bring together major players from the civil society sector to discuss key thematic areas. The outputs from the consultation will help to not only inform the civil society position going into Perth , Australia for this year’s  Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF)  but help to build an agenda for strengthening the sector in the region.


The Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) will take place from 25 to 27 October 2011 in Perth, Western Australia and will attract 250 participants from across the Commonwealth. The Forum has three stated aims:

  • To provide opportunities for learning among and between Commonwealth non state actors and civil society;
  • To explore emerging Commonwealth issues and identify innovative, cross-sectoral solutions; and
  • To provide a platform for advocacy within the Commonwealth arena.

The substance of the Forum will be responsive to contemporary Commonwealth themes and it will provide an opportunity for issues that have been raised by civil society in the Commonwealth at various gatherings since the last CHOGM. These will be discussed together with views drawn from regional consultations.  These consultations along with submissions from accredited Commonwealth organisations will inform the development of a civil society statement that will be shared with governments in the lead up to CHOGM and formally presented to them in Perth.

See Background documents, annotated agenda, updated agenda, working group guidelines:

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Download this file (CPFStatement2009.pdf)General CPF statement 2009[1]383 Kb
Download this file (ANNOATED DRAFT AGENDA _1_.pdf)Annotated Draft Agenda - June 21st [2]54 Kb
Download this file (Participants List - 23 June 2011.pdf)Participants List - 23 June 2011[2]44 Kb
Download this file (Agenda Final  .pdf)Agenda Final - June 24th [2]230 Kb
Download this file (GUIDELINES FOR WORKING GROUPS (R).pdf)Guidelines Working Group G&D- June 23rd [2]74 Kb
Download this file (PortofSpainClimateChangeConsensus.pdf)Background Climate Change & Environment- CHOGM Statement 2009[3]111 Kb
Access this URL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRHqWUhtlvY)Background Climate Change & Environment - The Burning Agenda Part 1[3]0 Kb
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Download this file (FINAL DRAFT REPORT OF REGIONAL CONSULTATION.pdf)Background G &Democracy- Report Regional Consultation[4]434 Kb
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