Speeches & Presentations

COL speeches and presentations delivered in 2020
 

"Education: the new normal." The Commonwealth Youth Quorum, 13 July 2020. A video message by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
 

Farewell Speech for Dr Linda Sissons, CNZM, given by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, on 29 June 2020.

 

“Designing a response to COVID-19 campus closures: praxis.” Presentation by Dr Tony Mays, Education Specialist: Open Schooling at the  11th e-Learning webinar for lecturers of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, 5 June 2020.

 

From Response to Resilience: Future of Open Learning. Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the webinar “Innovative Practices and Future Trends in Online and Open Education." Organised by Shanghai Open University, China, in partnership with UNESCO-IITE. 18 June 2020.

 

Towards Resilient Skills Development Systems: Challenges & Opportunities. Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO at the World Bank Webinar on Skills Development during a Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities. 16 June 2020.
 

Open & Distance Learning: Creation of Infrastructure and Supportive Tools: Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the webinar “Closing the Digital Divide in Education in Unequal Societies,” hosted by the Department of Basic Education, South Africa, 9 June 2020.


Asia Focal Points Meeting: Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the online Focal Points meeting for Asia, June 1, 2020.


Pacific Focal Points Meeting: Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the online Focal Points Meeting for the Pacific, May 26, 2020.


“COVID-19: COL Response.” Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the Commonwealth Secretariat Annual Board of Governors meeting, 19 May 2020.


“Online Education in the COVID-19 Environment.” Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO at the University of the West Indies Open Campus forum. 18 May 2020


“Digital Education: the art of the possible.” Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the e-Symposium “Digital Education: the Art of the Possible, Now!” hosted by Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St Lucia, on 6 May 2020.
 

Taking the Road Less Travelled: Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the online TEDx KrasnayaPolyanaSalon. April 30, 2020.
 

Africa Focal Points Meeting: Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the online Focal Points Meeting for Africa and Europe, April 28-29, 2020

 

“Towards Resilient Education Systems: Lessons from COVID-19" Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, for the online roundtable “Building More Resilient Education Systems: Innovative Experience and Lessons Learned during the COVID – 19 Pandemic” organised by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, under the auspices of the Moscow International Educational Fair, 27 April 2020.  


“Will COVID 19 Change the Way We Teach-Learn?” A presentation from Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, for the online conference Teaching-Learning in the Time of Pandemic: Role of Online Learning on 21 April 2020, co-hosted by CEMCA and KKHOU, Guwahati India.


ODL in the Fourth Industrial Age: Opportunities for Africa: A presentation from Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, for the 1st RETRIDOL Annual Colloquium, National Open University of Nigeria, 24 March 2020. Prepared together with Dr Sanjaya Mishra. (Event cancelled due to COVID19).
 

"From Data to Difference!": A presentation from Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, for the 13 March 2020 Side Event at CSW64/Beijing + 25 (2020) at the Joint Office for Commonwealth Permanent Missions to the United Nations. Prepared together with Ms Alexis Carr (Event cancelled due to COVID19).


​President's Message for Commonwealth Day 2020: A message from Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, on Commonwealth Day, 10 March 2020.


President's Message for International Women's Day 2020: A message from Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, on International Women's Day, 8 March 2020.
 

Quality Assurance Workshop - Blended Learning: Presented by Professor Naveed Malik, Special Adviser: Technology & Innovation at the Institute of Distance Education (IDE), University of Eswatini, 5 March 2020, Eswatini.


Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP): Presented by Professor Naveed Malik, Special Adviser: Technology & Innovation (Founder/former Rector, VUP), University of Eswatini, 4 March 2020, Eswatini.
 

Virtual University of Transformation - Developing an Implementation Plan: Presented by Professor Naveed Malik, Special Adviser: Technology & Innovation at the Ministry of Education, 2 March 2020, Eswatini.


Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: Presented by Professor Naveed Malik, Special Adviser: Technology & Innovation at the at the Ministry of Education, 2 March 2020, Eswatini.
 

COL in the Commonwealth: Presented by Professor Naveed Malik, Special Adviser: Technology & Innovation at the Ministry of Education, 2 March 2020, Eswatini.
 

Opening Speech: OER Workshop. Castries, Saint LuciaOpening speech by Professor Asha Kanwar at the OER Workshop, 29 January 2020, Saint Lucia.


Open Educational Resources for Sustainable Development: Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar at the OER Workshop in Castries, 29 January 2020, Saint Lucia.
 

Future of Education: Advances and Trends in AI, Blockchain And 5G: Presented by Dr Venkataraman Balaji at the COL Focal Points Meeting - Caribbean region, 28 January 2020, Saint Lucia.
 

Future of Education: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar at the COL Focal Points Meeting, 28 January 2020, Saint Lucia.
 

Caribbean Focal Points Meeting: Saint LuciaPresented by Professor Asha Kanwar at the COL Focal Points Meeting - Caribbean region, 27 January 2020, Saint Lucia.
 

Opening Remarks: Caribbean Focal Points Meeting: Opening remarks: Delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar at the COL Focal Points Meeting - Caribbean region, 27 January 2020, Saint Lucia.
 

Responding to the Nadi Declaration - Education for Resilience: Video presentation delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar at the Education Ministers Action Group (EMAG), 23 January 2020, London, UK.