Every two years, leaders of the Commonwealth meet to discuss current issues affecting the Commonwealth and its many diverse citizens. The meeting, known as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), was last held in April 2018, in London and included People’s, Women’s, Youth and Business Fora. It is this biennial event that is emulated through Model Commonwealth Summits, or Model CHOGMs.
In 2019, 58 participants from across 7 South Asian Commonwealth countries aged between 18 – 23 years were brought together in Kuala Lumpur to take part in a 5 day experiential workshop on peace-building. The overall aim of the programme was to build the capacity of emerging young leaders to bridge communities, lead action and prevent violent extremism through dialogue.