COL’s Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) was held in Abuja, Nigeria from 2 - 6 December 2013, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The Forum addressed "Open Learning for Development: Towards Empowerment and Transformation" through five themes:
- Girls’ and Women’s Education
- Skills Development
- Promoting Open Educational Resources (OER)
- Innovation and Technology
- Institutional Development
A summary description of PCF7 and its results appears in the March 2014 edition of COL's newsletter, Connections.
Several organisations have supported PCF7, enabling subsidies for delegates who would otherwise be unable to attend.