UNESCO-IHE’s Distance Learning Centre (DLC), opened in April 2003, forms part of the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network. There are currently more than 60 such centres around the world, and new ones are regularly coming online.
The GDLN, a project managed by the World Bank Institute, is an interactive, multi-channel network with a mandate to serve the developing world. Through a flexible learning system using two-way videoconferencing, the Internet and other advanced means of communication, GDLN partners can facilitate access to a wide range of learning opportunities in support of national development objectives and the elimination of poverty.
Membership of the GDLN network provides UNESCO-IHE and its partners with a unique opportunity to pursue learning through state-of-the-art technology and educational tools, allowing each of the partners to reach a larger and better targeted audience of professionals across the globe.
Partners working with UNESCO-IHE, many of which are located at the Institute’s campus in Delft, will also be mobilized to take part in GDLN activities, including the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), the International Secretariat of the Dialogue on Water and Climate (DWC), the Capacity Building Network for Integrated Water Resources Management (Cap-Net) and the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC).
For more information see: Facilities/Distance Learning Centre