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Zambia is located in southern Africa and has a population of about 20 million people.


COL’s current work in Zambia is primarily in the areas of higher education, open and innovative schooling, technical and vocational skills development, Lifelong Learning for Farmers and technology-enabled learning. Learners from Zambia have 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 Zambia include:

  • Ministry of Education (formerly Ministry of General Education and Ministry of Higher Education)
  • Copperbelt University
  • Technical and Vocational Teachers’ College
  • University of Zambia
  • Zambia Agricultural Research Institute

Key Contacts

Focal Point

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

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