Regional ODL Policy Development and Strategic Planning
The Project has achieved the following regional and national policy documents:
- Regional ODL Policy Framework (2012)
- Regional ODL Strategic Plan approved in 2013.
- Regional ODL Informational Education and Communication (IEC) Strategy (2009)
- Regional Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for ODL Programmes (2009)
- Regional M and E Framework (2011)
Final drafts of the National ODL policies have been developed in Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Capacity Building in Open and Distance Learning:
- Established two Centres of Specialisation for teacher and secondary education in Tanzania and Malawi respectively;
- Established Knowledge Management System (KMS) at Open University of Tanzania with a backup at Malawi College of Distance Education;
- Facilitated networking and collaboration among ODL practitioners from 2008 to date through DEASA and DETA conferences;
- Supported ODL practitioners to undertake both short and long term training in ODL;
- Conducted two regional and 8 national advocacy campaigns in ODL and gender in all the eight ADF Member States;
- Built capacity of training of trainers in gender mainstreaming in ODL for 36 ODL practitioners;
- Regional Training of trainers for M&E Experts from Member States to track agreed indicators in the Regional ODL M&E Framework.
- Three Member States, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe supported to aggressively embrace the Regional ODL M&E Framework and track the agreed indicators to produce a regional M&E report by 2014
- Developed Gender Mainstreaming Guide lines for ODL programmes;
- Disseminated ODL IEC materials to all SADC Member States.