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Speaker Biography

Dr. Sushita Gokool-Ramdoo

Dr. Sushita Gokool-Ramdoo
Sushita Gokool-Ramdoo was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1997 and pursued an MA in education and international development at the UCL Institute of Education, London. She was later awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue further postgraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University in the US and gained a doctorate in education (policy development and quality assurance) from the University of South Australia.

She is currently employed at the Tertiary Education Commission in Mauritius, and leads on the distance education regulatory function as well as national and institutional policy development.

As former coordinator for the Working Group on Distance Education and Open Learning of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), Dr Gokool-Ramdoo has managed an international portfolio in distance education across Africa. She also has considerable experience in providing technical assistance to governmental and international organisations including the ADEA, Unesco, United Nations Development Programme, the Indian Ocean Commission and the Commonwealth of Learning.

Dr Gokool-Ramdoo has also been adviser to the minister of environment and sustainable development on issues related to environment education policy. In this position, she employed distance education theory and methodologies to develop an environmental literacy framework. She also provided technical assistance to a consultancy firm engaged in the formulation of a sustainable development framework for the Prime Minister’s Office.

In November 2013, Dr Gokool-Ramdoo was awarded the Woman Leader Award for Distance Education in Africa, as part of the African Women Leadership Awards.


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