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COL works in two sectors — Education and Skills — with Gender and Technology-Enabled Learning as cross-cutting themes. COL has identified five core strategies to achieve outcomes and impact: partnerships, capacity, materials, models and policy. In practice, most COL activities incorporate more than one of these strategies — in some cases, all five.


Singapore is one of 10 countries highlighted in the COL/UNESCO publication “Smart Education Strategies for Teaching and Learning: Critical Analytical Framework and Case Studies”, published in September 2022.


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.

In Singapore, COL has partnered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Ms Cindy Eu
Deputy Director
International Cooperation Branch, Planning Division
Ministry of Education

Ms Peh Wei Qin
Senior Officer, International Relations
International Cooperation Branch, Planning Division
Ministry of Education

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