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Members of the 8.7 Network came  together at the Annual General Meeting in 2021 and 2022 to discuss, debate, provide direction, share, exchange, and learn. 

Learn more about what these meetings have achieved below.

What is the Commonwealth 8.7 Network AGM?

2022 AGM Highlights

 The Network’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) offers space for intra network interactions and networking, with the aim to foster relationships, partnerships and collaboration between  all members. The AGMs held in 2021 and 2022 had the following specific objectives: 

  • Aligning and integrating network priorities: The AGM serves as a platform to align members’ regional level priorities with that of the Network including agreeing on strategic priorities for the Network globally 

  • Commonwealth 8.7 Network Three Year Strategic Plan: Members  adopted  a three-year strategic plan  for the  Network at the AGM in 2021. The strategy establishes clear goals and objectives for the Network including identifying collective action to further support victims and survivors, push for policy and legal changes, build capacity, and improve communications

  • Assessing impact of the SDG Target 8.7 work: The AGM provided the space  to monitor and evaluate the work of the Network. This review is vital in order to improve the effectiveness of our work to ensure our efforts to eradicate contemporary forms of slavery remains relevant and impactful

Outcomes of the 2022 AGM

  • Strategy  

    • Members reviewed progress on implementation of the Commonwealth 8.7 Network's three-year strategy

    • Members discussed and developed plans to achieve strategic priorities relating to Member Engagement and Growth, Communications and Capacity Building, Advocacy and Awareness Raising and Partnership and Business Development. Members also  identified areas of collaboration to ensure effective implementation of the three year strategy

  • Sharing and Networking 

    • Regional discussion groups were held in order to facilitate collaboration among members with others in their region

    • Members discussed emerging issues in their region and identified regional priorities for the coming year

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2021 AGM Highlights

Outcomes of the 2021 AGM

  • Governance

    • Members adopted governance documents, including the Network Constitution and Management Committee terms of reference

    • Members confirmed Management Committee members and the process for elections going forward

  • Strategy  

    • Members adopted the Commonwealth 8.7 Network's new three-year strategy

    • Members discussed and developed plans for implementing the strategy and identified areas for collaboration 

  • Operations 

    • Members reviewed the Commonwealth 8.7 Network's activities over the past two years

    • The Commonwealth 8.7 Network's Secretariat and Management Committee presented activities for the coming year

  • Sharing and Networking 

    • Members shared knowledge and exchanged ideas on issues and themes of importance to their organisations

    • Regional discussion groups were held in order to facilitate collaboration among members with others in their region

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