Call for Case Studies: Tell us about your experience using AGROVOC!

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is accepting case studies about adoption and use of the AGROVOC multilingual thesaurus.  AGROVOC turns 40! FAO would like to collect experiences of how AGROVOC is used and by whom. Organizations using the thesaurus are invited to share how the world’s largest controlled set of […]

Youth Empowerment through online learning – Jon Muruka work

Jon Muruka is an  Environmental graduate, founder, and owner of Ntaka Waste Management, headquartered in Vihiga County. His innovation of turning everyday household and industrial waste into briquettes won him 3rd place nationally in this year’s National Youth Council, FursaVsVirus Challenge. GODAN Programme for Capacity Development (GP4CD) has not only been instrumental in funding 2[…..]

Keeping The Doors of Learning Open in Kenya

Learning in life is a continuous process. Facilitation of it is key to sustainable development. The creation of the UN SDGs saw a renewed commitment by governments and entities to find ways to make quality education more accessible and affordable by all. This resulted in the proliferation of open, long-distance technology-enabled learning models similar to those that had been developed by organisations such as Commonwealth of Learning (COL),, an intergovernmental organisation formed […]

Open Online Distance Learning to an African

My first encounter with open long distance learning was during my childhood and most of it seemed to be from Bible Correspondence Institutes miles away. Quite often I would read of one in the newspaper or witness a minister of the gospel engage with one. Interestingly enough such learning seemed to have a great impact to the learners, improving their livelihood, both economically and socially. […]