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


Current work in Dominica is primarily in the areas of higher education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth and technology-enabled learning. Learners from Dominica also continue to benefit from COL’s open online courses and other resources.


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 (formerly Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development)
  • Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica

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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