Speeches & Presentations 2022

Reading Time: 20 min read

COL speeches and presentations delivered in 2022

The Politics of Quality Assurance in Blended and Online Learning: Who are the Stakeholders: Presented by Dr Sanjaya Mishra, Director: Education, Commonwealth of Learning at the International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning in the Digital Age in Durban, South Africa, on 1 December 2022.

Access to Justice: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLLM) in Mauritius, on 25 November 2022.

Capacity-building of Teachers and Parents in Cyber Safety and Security: The COL Experience: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in India, on 23 November 2022. Co-written with Dr V Balaji, Vice President, COL, and Dr Betty Ogange, Education Specialist: Teacher Education, COL.

Energy Literacy to Power a Greener Future: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Panel on Capacity Building (virtual), Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Agenda, 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 12 November 2022.

Flexible Learning in a Digital Age: Towards a Micro-credential Framework: Presented by Dr Sanjaya Mishra, Director: Education, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 2nd Ministerial Summit of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), St George’s, Grenada, on 11 November 2022.

New Path for Open Universities: Responding to Global Issues: Keynote presentation delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the 35th Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference, Jeju-do, Korea, on 2 November 2022.

Building Resilience in Small States: Commonwealth of Learning: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at a Round Table to showcase the efforts COL is making to develop the resilience of small states at the Permanent Delegation of the Commonwealth to the UN Office, Commonwealth Small States Office, Geneva, Switzerland on 21 October 2022.

Disruptive Change in an Age of Disruption: Keynote presentation delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the 5th International Open & Distance Learning Conference 2022, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey, on 29 September 2022.

PCF10: Closing Remarks: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10), Calgary, Canada on 16 September 2022.

Keynote Address: Promoting Equity and Inclusion: Delivered by Hon. Buti Kgwaridi Manamela, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, South Africa, at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10) in Calgary, Canada on 16 September 2022.

Keynote Address: Fostering Lifelong Learning: “The Contribution of Open, Distance and Digital Education to Lifelong Learning” keynote address delivered by Professor Olaf Zawacki-Richter, University of Oldenburg, at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10) in Calgary, Canada on 15 September 2022.

Keynote Address: Building Resilience: “Resilience Education: Learning for Future Sustainability” keynote address, delivered by Dr Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Basel Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10) in Calgary, Canada on 15 September 2022.

PCF10 Inauguration Welcome: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10) in Calgary, Canada on 15 September 2022.

Asa Briggs Lecture: Educational Resilience in Times of Division: Presented by Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10), in Calgary, Canada on 14 September 2022.

Opening Ceremony Address: Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10), Calgary, Canada on 14 September 2022.

Smart Education Strategies for Teaching and Learning: Presented by Dr Sanjaya Mishra, Director: Education, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Global Smart Education Conference organised by the Beijing University, China on 20 August 2022.

Convocation Address at Dr B R Ambedkar Open University: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 24th Convocation Dr B R Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) on 6 August 2022.

All Things Research in Open, Distance and eLearning: Video keynote address by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the UNISA ODeL e-Conference, South Africa on 3 August 2022.

A Green Learning Agenda: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Training Programme on Women and Leadership in Open and Distance Learning in collaboration with Wawasan Open University in Penang, Malaysia, on 3 August 2022.

OER for Quality Education: How Can We Benefit?: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Training Programme on Women and Leadership in Open and Distance Learning in collaboration with Wawasan Open University in Penang, Malaysia, on 2 August 2022.

Towards Innovative Leadership: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Training Programme on Women and Leadership in Open and Distance Learning in collaboration with Wawasan Open University in Penang, Malaysia, on 1 August 2022.

Role of Universities in promoting SDG 4: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the High Level Roundtable for Vice Chancellors and Heads of ODL Institutions hosted by Asia e University in Penang, Malaysia, on 29 July 2022.

Opening Remarks: High Level Roundtable for Vice Chancellors and Heads of ODL Institutions at AeU: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the High Level Roundtable for Vice Chancellors and Heads of ODL Institutions hosted by Asia e University in Penang, Malaysia, on 28 July 2022.

Reception at Canada House: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Reception for the Commonwealth of Learning and the Commonwealth Study Conference hosted by the High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, at Canada House, London, United Kingdom, on 6 July 2022.

Commonwealth of Learning: Promoting Learning for Sustainable Development: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) – Commonwealth Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Kigali, Rwanda on 25 June 2022.

Commonwealth of Learning: Delivering a Common Future: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) – Commonwealth Foreign Ministers’ Pre-CHOGM Meeting, Kigali, Rwanda on 23 June 2022.

Human Capital Development: Lessons from COL: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) – Commonwealth Women’s Forum, Kigali, Rwanda on 21 June 2022.

Higher Education & Employability: Speech delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the COL’s Skills for Work scholarship award ceremony (first cohort) organised by the Mauritius Higher Education Commission on 28 May 2022.

Commonwealth of Learning: Rethinking Education for Innovation, Growth, Innovation in a Post-Covid World: Presentation of COL progress report and workplan by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the 21st Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (21CCEM), Nairobi, Kenya, on 28 April 2022.

Lessons Learned from Covid-19: Mitigation and Recovery Strategies: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Ministerial Roundtable at the 21st Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (21CCEM), Nairobi, Kenya, on 27 April 2022.

COL and Kenyatta University: A Multi-Dimensional Partnership: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, on 26 April 2022.

Women leaders for sustainable development: Presented virtually by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the Third Pan-Commonwealth Training Programme on Women and Leadership in ODL, 31 March 2022.

Quality Assurance in a Digital Age: Video presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the 2nd Virtual Conference: Trends & Directions in Accreditation in Pre- and Post- Covid Stretch, hosted by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, 10 March 2022.

Commonwealth’s Support to Member States in Achieving SDGs: Emerging Gaps in Education: Virtually presented by Dr Venkataraman Balaji, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 38th Commonwealth Diplomat’s Induction Programme, London, United Kingdom, 9 March 2022.

A Green Learning Agenda: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the 38th Commonwealth Diplomat’s Induction Programme, London, United Kingdom, 9 March 2022.

Workforce Recovery Programme: Virtually presented by Ms Frances Ferreira, COL Acting Director: Skills and Dr Sanjaya Mishra, COL Director: Education, at the 38th Commonwealth Diplomat’s Induction Programme, London, United Kingdom, 8 March 2022.

Decade of Learning for Sustainable Development: From Recommendations to Action: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the 38th Commonwealth Diplomat’s Induction Programme, London, United Kingdom, 8 March 2022.

Understanding the Commonwealth: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the 38th Commonwealth Diplomat’s Induction Programme, London, United Kingdom, 8 March 2022.

Serving Together: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the Opening Session of the 38th Commonwealth Diplomat’s Induction Programme, London, United Kingdom, 8 March 2022.

Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow: Video presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the National Institute of Open Schooling International Women’s Day and Inauguration of e-Library “Digital Education and E-Resources Platform” (DEEP), India on 8 March 2022.

Sustainable Higher Education: Policy Issues: Video presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the UFN-UNESCO 2022 Conference “Reimagining the Futures of Higher Education Towards 2050″, on 25 February 2022.

Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: Mechanisms and Lessons: Virtually presented by Dr Sanjaya Mishra, Director: Education at the Consultation on Renewal of UCSIS with Higher Education Institutions in Small Island States, organised by UNESCO, on 15 February 2022.

Open Educational Resources: Status and Trends: A virtual presentation and interaction by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Director: Education with the students of Indiana University, Bloomington on February 14, 2022.

Innovative Leadership for Open Education: Presented virtually by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the ICDE Leadership Summit 2022, Korea, on 21 January 2022.

 

 

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Sign Up Now