COL’s President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar briefed new London-based diplomats at the 35th Commonwealth Diplomats Induction Programme (CDIP) held in London, United Kingdom from 18-20 September 2018. She highlighted COL’s work in supporting Commonwealth governments and institutions in using technologies to improve and expand learning for sustainable development.
Professor Kanwar stressed the impact of open, distance and technology-based learning in ensuring equitable access to quality lifelong learning for all and encouraged the diplomats to ensure that their countries take advantage of COL’s expertise.
The aim of the CDIP is to introduce diplomats to the intergovernmental and civil society institutions which link governments and the 2.4 billion people of Commonwealth. For the first time, COL joined the other two intergovernmental organs of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation, as a joint organiser for the programme.