Commonwealth Consortium for Education

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Includes minutes of Executive Committee, annual reports, publications, project reports relating to Zimbabwe. Also members' files including Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies; Building Understanding Through Links for Development; Centre for Commonwealth Education; Commonwealth Association; Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA); Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management; Commonwealth Business Council; Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators; Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration; Commonwealth Counties League; Commonwealth Human Ecology Council; Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative; Commonwealth Counties League; Commonwealth Education Fund; Commonwealth Institute; Commonwealth Local Government Forum; Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management Ltd; Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit; Commonwealth Teachers Group; English Speaking Union; Institute of Commonwealth Studies; Link Community Development; League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers; Para 55 the Commonwealth HIV and AIDS Action Group.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Commonwealth Consortium for Education was established by a group of education-related Commonwealth NGOs to coordinate their efforts on behalf of Commonwealth education, to stimulate more coherence in their work and to provide a collective mechanism for interaction with ministries and official Commonwealth organisations. Its objectives are to promote the development of education throughout the Commonwealth; to provide analysis to support the formulation of policies on Commonwealth educational cooperation; to assist Commonwealth inter-governmental agencies to draw on Commonwealth civil-society organisations (CSO) resources and expertise; to develop and disseminate models of good practice in education; to constitute a forum which will promote co-operation by members. CCfE links a wide range of CSOs in education, responding to Commonwealth Governments’ encouragement of the formation of civil-society sectoral groups. It was founded in 2001 and formally constituted in 2003 as a group of civil-society bodies committed to education in the Commonwealth. It is a voluntary association with no paid staff. Officers (Chair, Alternate Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer) work through an Executive Committee. The Consortium received formal accreditation to the Commonwealth in December 2004.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research although at least 48 hours’ notice is required. Access to individual files might be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. See archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

Listed to file-level online, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/dispatcher.aspx?action=search&database=ChoiceArchive&search=priref=110050448

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