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Solomon Islands

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The Solomon Islands is a small state of the Commonwealth consisting of nearly 1,000 islands with a population of about 725,000 (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s current work in Solomon Islands is primarily in the areas of gender, skills for work and tertiary education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network. Learners from the Solomon Islands are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available 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 Solomon Islands include:

  • Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD)
  • Don Bosco Rural Training Centre
  • Solomon Islands National Council for Women (SINCW)
  • Solomon Islands National University
  • USP Solomon Islands Campus

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Dr Franco Rodie
Permanent Secretary
​Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development

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