Workshop on Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific

The Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development (PACFOLD) at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Commonwealth Higher Education Consortium for Youth Work convened a regional workshop on ‘Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific’ in Suva, 24 – 27 June 2019. Thirty-two … Read more

Ninth Pan Commonwealth Forum 2019

PCF9 to be held in Edinburgh during 9-12 September 2019 The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and The Open University (OU), United Kingdom will co-host COL’s ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9) at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland during 9 to 12 September 2019. This timing marks both the end of the OU’s 50th anniversary celebration and COL’s 30th … Read more

Samoan Minister of Education launches PACFOLD

PACFOLD is hosted by The University of the South Pacific (USP) at its Laucala Campus. The University has provided PACFOLD with the first Director and office space while Commonwealth of Learning (COL) will provide funds for its activities, and an Advisory Board will provide overall governance of the new Centre. In launching the Centre, the … Read more

Pacific Chair of COL Board – Dr. Linda Sissons

Dr. Linda Sissons, CNZM, Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand’s Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), has been named Chair of COL’s Board of Governors. Dr. Sissons has worked in university and institutes of technology management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She holds a PhD from London University, is a graduate of the … Read more