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Common Purpose Bangalore

Common Purpose Bangalore recently hosted a very exciting alumni event in partnership with the Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH). The event was framed around a challenge which is a big issue in  the city of Bangalore and the country too - "How do we produce significant shifts in elderly care in (the rapidly changing demographic context of) Bangalore?"

The event was supported by the Bangalore Chapter of IBIN - The India Backbone Implementation Network which was launched in ...

Impact story from a graduate

Ed Ryder Director at Biskit Ltd recently finished his course and shared a picture of himself with his certificate on Twitter. He says "Common Purpose delivered a challenge on many levels, from understanding key issues, to meeting people from so many backgrounds, and often being faced with society issues which you don't see (or perhaps want to see).
Connections, understanding, leadership, network, insight, inspiration are just some of the words I would use to describe Common Pu ...

Could you be a Diaspora ChangeMaker?

Building on the success of Common Purpose's work with Diaspora leaders (in Zimbabwe and Libya), we are working closely with the RSA, Comic Relief and Unbound Philanthropy on their Disapora ChangeMakers programme.

Diaspora ChangeMakers is a new project that seeks to identify and bring together the UK's most promising leaders of African heritage with a desire to support African communities in the UK and Africa.

The programme will involve a number of activ ...

Young leaders developed in Singapore through CSCLeaders for Students

100 students from over 20 countries across the Commonwealth

33Fifty: The Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme

Young people from around the Commonwealth will use the Glasgow 2014 Games to learn how to make a difference to their communities.

Commonwealth Games Minister Shona Robison has announced Scottish Government investment of £60,000 in "33Fifty: The Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme", delivered by the Royal Commonwealth Society and Common Purpose.

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Panda and Friends

Learning a foreign language is a piece of cake to some people. It is "mission impossible" to others, particularly to children from poor families where the opportunity to hear the language spoken is far and in between. Effective and interesting teaching material is around but expensive. 'Fun n' Friends' an interactive English Learning Programme for junior levels is one such way to learn English.

The second Dao Xiang Venture

The second Dao Xiang Venture took place in Shanghai from 1-4 July with a diverse group of leaders drawn from across London and Shanghai. They tackled a challenge relating to integrated healthcare, exploring how to create new models that would lead to greater wellness and quality of life in both cities.

The week was a great success with participants drawn from organisations such as UBM China, Talk Talk, Greater London Authority, Financial Times, People Who Share, Marsh Health ...

MIDC in India

Between April - June 2013, Common Purpose India ran a very exciting programme for the MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation).

In the ever changing global business environment senior leaders of MIDC are increasingly required to have good understanding of the 'big picture' and the complexities of the external environment which demands excellent performance, new and creative ways of problem resolution, better approach towards their customers.

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David Cameron hears from Dishaa Alumni

A small group of Dishaa alumni met the UK Prime Minister David Cameron at a reception in Mumbai, on his current visit to India. As you all will remember, the Prime Minister launched Dishaa on his first visit to India in July 2010. We are delighted that we were able to reconnect him, the Patron of Dishaa with some of the Dishaa alumni on his second trip to India. Some of the alumni who met him were - Raj Gilda, Founder, Lend-A-Hand (also a CSCLeaders participant); Van ...

Watch video highlights of CSCLeaders 2013 Part One

In March 2013, almost 100 leaders from across the Commonwealth gathered in the UK for CSCLeaders 2013 Part One, delivered by Common Purpose.

Watch video highlights now, including speaker sessions, post-session conversations with the speakers, and daily participant video diaries.