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Malawi is a land-locked country in southeast Africa with a largely rural population of about 17 million people.


COL’s current work in Malawi is primarily in the areas of gender, higher education, and open and innovative schooling. Malawi benefits from programmes under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community Centre for Distance Education. Learners from Malawi have also benefited 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 Malawi include:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Centre for Research and Development Initiative
  • Concerned Youth Organisation
  • Malawi College of Distance Education
  • University of Malawi

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Dr Joshua Valeta
Open and Distance Education
Ministry of Education

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