The Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS) is proud to announce that Professor Asha Singh Kanwar, President & Chief Executive Officer Commonwealth of Learning has this month joined the Center’s International Advisory Board.
Professor Kanwar brings over 35 years of experience in teaching, research and administration and is seen today as one of the world’s leading advocates of learning for sustainable development. Professor Kanwar held several leading positions including serving at UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in Africa and working at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, India.
She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Prize of Excellence and the Meritorious Service Award for outstanding contributions in open and distance education from the Asian Association of Open Universities. She has been conferred six honorary doctorates: from the Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, KK Handiqui State Open University, India; the Open University, UK; the Open University of Sri Lanka; University of Swaziland and Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.
CLICKS International Advisory Board was formed in 2012 to function as an external international advisory group to help steer the strategic directions of the Center and support its growth and development through the provision of various strategic contributions including giving regular advise on specific strategic issues, contributing with ideas and thoughts on CLICKS’s future vision, overseeing the growth and development of the center, assisting in positioning the center both regionally and globally and supporting with the establishment of relevant partnerships and collaborations.
Members of the Advisory Board are carefully selected based on their vast expertise, their accomplishments and their willingness to commit and contribute the achievement of CLICKS’s mission. They act as global knowledge experts and informed advisors on issues of importance to the center as it continues to grow its portfolio of activities and expand into new geographies.
“Our International Advisory Board plays a pivotal role in shaping the future directions of the Center and determining its key strategic priorities; board members bring noteworthy global rich experience in the higher education sector, a unique set of skills and qualifications; we are delighted to have Dr Kanawar join our board and look forward to working with her and other members on continuing to grow the presence and activities of the Center both regionally and internationally.” Said Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou, Founder and CEO of CLICKS.