Ms Karen Bautista (Waight)

Karen Benita Bautista was born in Belize, Central America on May 30th 1973. She attended Belmopan Primary School, Belmopan Comprehensive High School, Saint John’s College Junior College and the University College of Belize from where she graduated with a Bachelors in Biology Education. Ms Karen has over 25 years teaching

Dr Rajni Kaushal Chand

Dr Rajni Chand has over 20 years’ experience as an academic at University of South Pacific (USP). Currently she holds the position of the Director for USP’s Centre for Flexile Learning. She has travelled extensively in the USP region and internationally and has a vast knowledge on ODL for small

Dr Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde

Dr Dick-Forde is the Manager Special Initiatives (focus on climate change projects) in the Office of the Principal and Vice Chancellor and Chair of the Research Ethics Committee at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus. Dr Dick-Forde previously served as a Government Senator and Minister of

Ms Frances Ferreira

Frances Ferreira joined the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) as Education Specialist, Basic Education and Open Schooling in January 2007, and in 2016 she was appointed as the Senior Adviser, Women and Girls. Some of her most significant achievements at COL has been her leadership of the multi-country OER4OS initiative and

Dr Jummai Garba

Dr. Jummai Garba currently works as counseling psychologist and lecturer in the Psychology department of Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna Nigeria. She has a Masters and Doctorate degrees in educational psychology a professional teacher and teacher educator for 35 years. She worked with National Teachers’ Institute, Nigeria as programme designer and

Dr Nancy George

Dr. Nancy George has worked in education in 34 countries on four continents for 45+ years.  A Canadian and Jamaican, she has lived and worked in Jamaica and 14 Caribbean countries since 1979.  Her specialities include project management, distance education, materials development, academic and TVET curriculum design, and policy development

Professor Brenda Gourley

Professor Gourley is the former Vice Chancellor and President of The Open University in the United Kingdom. She occupied that post for nearly eight years (until 2009) and for the nine years before that she held the same post at the University of KwaZulu- Natal in South Africa. For the

Dr Paulette Henry

Paulette Henry completed her Doctoral studies in higher education leadership at the University of the West Indies. Her undergraduate degree in Social Work and her Masters in Sociology were both attained in Guyana at the University of Guyana. Paulette Henry has held several administrative posts within the University of Guyana