Despite disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of women from rural areas in Papua New Guinea successfully built their livelihood skills through training supported by COL. Facilitated by the Servants of Saint Joseph (SSJ) in April-May 2020 in Bereina, it was part of a programme aimed... read more

While COVID-19 continues to cause stress and disruptions in learning across the formal, informal and non-formal education sectors, open and distance learning can support the learning process. Silver Lining for Learning, a weekly live conversation launched by a group of prominent academics to... read more

The impacts of globalisation, technological advancement, climate change and now COVID-19 have challenged organisations to find ways to contribute to sustainable leadership, while working towards gender equality. In an effort to help young women and girls become successful in their field of interest... read more

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women, which set an agenda for women’s empowerment. While we can celebrate the achievements and successes of women, we... read more

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