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A southeastern African country with a population of just under 26 million, Mozambique faces many economic and educational challenges. Mozambique has worked with COL to expand access to learning for sustainable development through open and distance learning.


COL’s current work in Mozambique is primarily in the areas of open and innovative schooling, technical and vocational skills development, and girls’ and women’s education and training. Mozambique benefits from the programmes offered by the Southern African Development Community Centre for Distance Education (SADC-CDE). Learners from Mozambique 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 Mozambique include:

  • Ministry of Education and Human Development (formerly Ministry of Education and Culture)
  • Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo
  • Associação Progresso
  • National Directorate for Professional Technical Education
  • National Institute of Distance Education
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

Key Contacts

Focal Point

António Franque
Technician: Central Accreditation and Training Services
National Institute of Distance Education (INED)


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