CPF Sri Lanka 2013

The Commonwealth People’s Forum 2013 (CPF) was organised by the Commonwealth Foundation, and hosted by a consortium of Sri Lankan civil society organisations with support from the Government of Sri Lanka.

The theme for CPF 2013 was ‘Equitable growth and inclusive development: beyond 2015‘. The focus was on the post-2015 development agenda with workshops on food security, climate change, diversity, women’s economic empowerment, reconciliation and creative expression, and building employment opportunities.

Prior to CPF 2013, a series of regional consultations were undertaken with civil society to help develop a Commonwealth Agenda for Development – contributing to the post-2015 MDG framework. These were further debated at CPF 2013 and presented in the form of a declaration to Foreign Ministers at the CHOGM on 16 November, 2013. Delegates also had the opportunity to take part in a series of Learning Journeys, visiting community projects and organisations in Sri Lanka.