WOU hosts capacity building workshop

(1-5 September 2008)

About 20 representatives from 11 nations attended the first series of the IDRC-PANdora Capacity Building Workshop for senior academics and administrators at WOU recently. The participants were from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Participants attending the workshop.

Participants attending the workshop.

The workshop aimed to provide a hands-on training on issues related to the ‘Planning and Establishment of a Technology Enhanced ODL Institution’. Vice Chancellor Tan Sri Emeritus Prof Gajaraj Dhanarajan, Prof Geoff Peters and Prof David Murphy conducted the workshop.

Prof Peters stressing a point.

Prof Peters stressing a point.

What transpired was a rather engaging session during which the facilitators shared insights and had an interesting exchange of information with the participants who come from very diverse backgrounds. Some are from the ministry, nursing, medical sector, telecommunications and schools without boundaries.

The workshop, besides imparting relevant hands-on skills, allowed the participants from the different countries to interact and strengthen ties.