Our Vision

To be the foremost global agency that promotes learning for sustainable development.

COL’s greatest impact is in supporting efforts to provide Commonwealth citizens greater access to quality education and training through open, distance and technology-enabled learning, thereby allowing them to benefit from improved livelihoods, greater gender equity and overall economic, social and cultural development leading to sustainable development.

COL is committed to promoting equitable access to quality lifelong learning for all – believing, in effect, that access to learning opportunities will lead to progress in achieving sustainable development.

Latest COL News

COL Focal Points in the Caribbean meet in Jamaica

Participants from ten Commonwealth nations across the Caribbean– Antigua and Barbuda, the…

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GIRLS Inspire: The inspirational ‘Femme Creatif’ exhibition

COL’s GIRLS Inspire initiative aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment…

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Opening up greater opportunities for farmers in Ghana

Following concerns expressed by Commonwealth Heads of Government at their meeting in…

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COL President elected Chair of UNESCO IITE governing board

COL’s President and CEO, Professor Asha Kanwar, has been elected to the…

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