ICDE has a number of collaborative partnerships with organisations around the world.
The ICDE Secretariat works to support the ICDE community with internationalisation and networking opportunities by connecting members to each other. By forging partnerships with international and regional associations, ICDE facilitates knowledge exchange and cross-nation collaborative opportunities for its members.
Consultative Partner to UNESCO
ICDE has been a consultative partner to UNESCO since 1967, and works with them in the service of international cooperation and development.
This status grants ICDE’s members a voice at UNESCO, while obliging ICDE to acquaint its members with UNESCO programmes, activities and achievements pertaining to open and distance education.
Global Education Coalition
The Global Education Coalition, launched by UNESCO, is a platform for collaboration and exchange to protect the right to education during COVID-19. It brings together more than 175 members from the UN family, civil society, academia and the private sector to ensure that #LearningNeverStops.
Coalition members rally around three flagships: connectivity, teachers and gender.