The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), in collaboration with Sri Lanka’s University Grant Commission (UGC), conducted a three-day train the trainer workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education in Colombo, Sri Lanka in June 2018. The workshop was aimed at supporting universities in the country... read more

A new Commonwealth of Learning (COL) report, titled Boys’ Underperformance in Education: Revisiting the issue in the Commonwealth, examines the factors that continue to contribute to boys’ underperformance in education in a number of Commonwealth countries and summarises the lessons learned from... read more

The Institutional Scorecard for Gender Mainstreaming is a new tool from the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) that aims to help institutions devise measures to ensure that both women/girls and men/boys can influence, participate and benefit from quality learning opportunities. “COL’s gender... read more

Learning for sustainable development, as defined by COL, is a process that aims to bring about empowerment through learning in both formal and non-formal settings. Using its expertise in distance, blended, flexible and technology-based approaches, COL is contributing to the achievement of the... read more

“Gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls should be mainstreamed into development.” A commitment to prioritise this issue, as originally agreed in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué, was reaffirmed at the 11th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting... read more

"How men and women can promote women’s leadership in higher education​" was originally published as "Concrete advice on how men and women can promote women’s leadership in higher education​" in the November 2016 issue of Connections, as part of the regular feature "Fair Comment". There are... read more

New toolkit provides guidance on the monitoring and evaluation of empowerment in development projects.  Disempowerment has staggering consequences on both personal and societal levels, from poverty, food insecurity and poor health, to productivity losses, missed educational opportunities... read more

Through support of the cross-cutting Gender initiative and the Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) initiative, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in Jamaica developed a six page Gender Equality Policy statement that was recently signed into policy by its CEO after consultations... read more

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is:  #PledgeForParity Through the Dakar Framework for Action1, the international community established goals for meeting the basic learning needs of every child, youth and adult by 2015, with a view to promoting “Education for All”. For the... read more

Greetings from the Commonwealth of Learning as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2016. While we rejoice in our achievements, we know that we still have many miles to go before we achieve gender parity. The Commonwealth of Learning is committed to promoting ‘learning for sustainable development... read more