Community Discussions

The Commonwealth Education Hub connects over 650 education policymakers and professionals from across the Commonwealth via the Education Community of Practice, an email-based network (mailgroup) at the heart of the Hub.

Members of the Community of Practice are able to ask their peers for recommended knowledge resources and best practices, comment on draft research or policy papers, programmes and projects, and participate in virtual discussions to identify insights and issues. Both queries and discussions can last 7-28 days, depending on the complexity of the subject or the interest that it generates. The results of the query or contributions to discussions are synthesized by the Facilitation Team into a knowledge product called “Discussion Summary” that is accessible on this page on the Hub website.

If you would like to put forward any new topics or have suggestions to shape upcoming discussions please do not hesitate to contact the Facilitation team at

Current Queries/Discussions

Funding education – Public and private education, bursaries, scholarships and loans

Previous Discussions

Increasing Access to Education – overcoming barriers

Changing patterns in boys’ education achievement

The role of education in propelling climate action

Education’s response to radicalisation

Exploring Sustainable Development Goal 4

How can quality education for all be financed?

ICT Integration in Education, Inputs to 19CCEM Ministerial Roundtable

Education and Economic Growth, 19 CCEM Ministerial Roundtable

Upcoming Queries/Discussions

Evidence and Quality Standards in Education

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the role of Education

Disability and vulnerability in Education