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The combined efforts of civil society from around the Commonwealth have produced a new declaration on governance for resilience to be submitted to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta.

Thank you to all who participated at this year's forum! ‪#‎CWpeople‬

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“The Commonwealth People's Forum (CPF) delegation will visit various private industries that form part of this resilient island community. These industries are at the forefront of enhancing Gozo’s resilience, through the skills, livelihoods and products they provide.”

- Dr Anton Refalo, Minster of Gozo #CWpeople

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Cultural responses to conflict: "In the past culture has been instrumentalised as both friend and foe" #CWpeople

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Speaker Anglu Farrugia endorses the #CWpeople's Forum 2015 for hosting the first ever Commonwealth Secretary General all candidates dialogue with civil society inclusion.

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Amjad Saleem on how climate change, conflict and cultural divides have made global migration and refugee crises a hot topic for the #CWpeople's Forum.

Amjad will chair the CPF session on 'Migration and resilience':

http://cpf.commonwealthfoundation.com/sessions/migration-and-resilience/

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CPF 2015 speaker, Gisele Yasmeen shares her expectations for the Forum sessions on 'Responses to food challenges' and 'Equity and resilience'.

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A blog from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) explores what alternative indicators to GDP can be used to measure economic growth. Annie Quick, a researcher for the NEF’s Centre for Wellbeing, will speak at the CPF 2015 session, What to Measure: Alternatives to GDP.

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Peppi Gauci explores the notion of permaculture as a positive solution towards sustainable development. Peppi will speak at the Forum on Responses to Food Challenges.

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An exhibition by celebrated photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam in tribute to the comrades of Kalpana Chakma will run throughout the #CWpeople's Forum 2015.

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Commonwealth Foundation Director, Vijay Krishnarayan, introduces the concept of resilience as a transformative force for sustainable development in the Commonwealth.
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