Confessions of a COL consultant 3: UNHCR

Fossicking around in my cupboard last week, I came across a smart black t-shirt with a United Nations logo on it. It was a gift from a group of students about six years ago, and was a reminder of the following:

The best project I worked on for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) started in 1999. It was the best from every perspective: for COL, for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the participants and for the project team. I was working at Monash University, and had managed to earn enough consultancy income to support my attendance at a couple of conferences, the first at UBC in Canada and the second in the UK (the 8th famous ‘Cambridge Conference’ of the ODL community). Continue reading