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Dominica is a small state of the Commonwealth in the Caribbean with a population of about 73,000 (World Bank, 2022). Known for its unspoilt natural beauty, the island nation is a developing
economy with a dominant agricultural base.

COL’s work in Dominica is primarily in the areas of higher education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network and technology-enabled learning. Learners from Dominica are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available resources.


One TVET institution has developed its institutional ODL strategy and action plan.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Dominica include:

  • Ministry of Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence
  • Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD)

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Mrs Chandler Hyacinth
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development

Notable Mention

His Excellency Hubert J Charles, former member of COL Board of Governors

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