• The L3Farmers Project: Report and recommendations to the Commonwealth of Learning on Open and Distance Lifelong Learning for Smallholder Farmers and Agricultural Communities 

      Latchem, Colin; Maru, Ajit; Alluri, Krishna (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)
      The following report is based upon Commonwealth of Learning (COL) initiated online discussions, meetings at the second Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in Durban, South Africa, and research by the authors into ...
    • Learning for Livelihoods: The Key to Development 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-09-18)
      This morning, however, I am going to put on my COL hat, take you into the wider world overseas and tell you how an organisation based in Canada and supported by Canada is bringing together the concepts of learning, work ...
    • Learning for Prosperity 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-20)
      Transcript of Remarks for the Pre-PCF6 Lifelong Learning for Farmers Conference, Bodinaikanur, Theni District, Tamil Nadu, India, 20 November 2010. Remarks by Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Learning, Farming, Prospering 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-09-28)
      Transcript and slides of remarks at the Launch of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers Project Kaluthavalai, Batticaloa, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Remarks presented by Sir John Daniel.
    • Life Long Learning for Farmers 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014)
      In this video, COL presents its Life Long Learning for Farmers (L3F) Programme Initiative. (Duration: 4:09) 2014.
    • The Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F) Through Mobile Phones: Pedagogy for the Commons 

      Thamizoli, P; Kamaraj, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Hierarchy and disparity in India are deeply embedded and reflects in the daily life of the people. The result is the lower your position the less you were entitled to own, to participate, to move around etc. Mobile phone ...
    • Lifelong Learning for Farmers 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has developed an initiative called Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F). Based on the belief that learning should lead to sustainable development, it encompasses economic growth, social ...
    • Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) Initiative Implemented in Kenya and Uganda: Results of a Survey 

      Atieno, Rosemary (2013-07)
      Presented at the Dissemination Workshop on Lifelong Learning for Farmers in Kenya and Uganda, at the Nairobi Safari Club, 31st July, 2013. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), has been facilitating the implementation of ...
    • Lifelong Learning in the Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges 

      Balasubramanian, K; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-11-14)
      International Lifelong Learning Conference, “Transforming Nations through Enculturation of Lifelong Learning” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-15 November 2011, Lifelong Learning in the Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges by Dr. ...
    • Longtitudinal Study Tracing the Life Long Learning for Farmers Activities in Tamil Nadu, India 

      Thamizoli, P; Francis, Henry; Soundari, Hilaria (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)
      This report traces the progress and issues of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) activities in a group of villages in Tamil Nadu, India. The study makes an attempt to address two questions: 1. Has L3F made a difference ...
    • Measuring Empowerment Toolkit: Using the Commonwealth of Learning's Three-Dimensional Empowerment Framework 

      Carr, Alexis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This toolkit is designed for development practitioners, government officials, academics, monitoring and evaluation specialists, and researchers who are interested in measuring empowerment. It includes a framework for ...
    • Media and Information Literacy for Empowerment 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-10-27)
      "Media and Information Literacy for Empowerment", virtually presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021, South Africa, 27 October 2021.
    • Networks for Lifelong Learning and Rural Poverty Reduction in Asia – Lessons and Challenges 

      Balasubramanian, K; Maru, Ajit; Alluri, Krishna (CEMCA, 2006)
      Who should fund development? This billion dollar question has ideological, perceptional, operational and political connotations. Public sector, private sector, donor agencies and external aid are some of the sources ...
    • Open and Distance Learning for National Development and Reconciliation 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-06-22)
      Launch of the Quality Assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22 June 2009 , Open and Distance Learning for National Development and Reconciliation , Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning ...
    • Promoting Learning for Development 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-07-31)
      Speech presented at the Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, 31 July 2013, by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning, It gives me great pleasure to be at this important meeting of the ...
    • Scaling Smallholder Farmer Empowerment: Lessons from the Lifelong Learning Program in Uganda 

      Kalibwani, Rebecca; Kakuru, Medard; Carr, Alexis; Tenywa, Moses (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-07-20)
      An evaluation study of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) program was undertaken in two sites; in the central and northern regions of Uganda. Propensity Score Matching (PSM) was used to measure the impact of the program ...
    • “Scaling up” Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F): Expanding the horizon and empowering the communities, experiences from India 

      Thamizoli, P; Balasubramanian, K (2013-11)
      The paper discusses the results and lessons learned in the mobile based Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F) project implemented in Tamil Nadu, India. The methodology designed and plan developed to replicate/scaling up the ...
    • Smallholders’ Transformation to Business Enterprise in Africa: A Reality or a Mental Illusion? 

      Balasubramanian, K; Carr, Alexis; Yindok, Tenzin; Atieno, Rosemary; Onyango, James (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06-14)
      This presentation conceptualises the issue of smallholder efficiency in a holistic manner and a case study is presented to show that the transition from smallholder farming to agricultural business enterprise can be a ...
    • Transforming learning through innovation: the COL experience 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning, 2016-05-24)
      Presentation delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Co-written by ...
    • University-Community Links for Rural Prosperity 

      Daniel, John; Alluri, Krishna (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-11-28)
      We argue today that universities should do more to tackle the single most important development challenge for most poor countries, which is to improve rural prosperity.