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Zambia is located in southern Africa and has a population of about 20 million people. (World Bank, 2022).
COL’s current work in Zambia is primarily in the areas of higher education, open schooling, skills for work (SfW), lifelong learning for farmers and technology-enabled learning and benefits from programmes offered by the Southern African Development Community’s Centre for Distance Education (SADC-CDE), COL’s regional centre. Learners from Zambia are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and accessing other available resources.


  • Technology-Enabled Learning Competence Framework developed for teachers in Zambia.


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 Zambia include:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Technology & Science (MOTS)
  • Kwame Nkrumah University
  • Luanshya Technical Business College (LTBC)
  • Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ)
  • Technical and Vocational Teachers’ College (TVTC)
  • Technical, Education, Vocational & Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA)
  • University of Zambia
  • Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA)

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Dr. Beatrice Machaka Botha
Director, Directorate of Open & Distance Education
Ministry of Education

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