This catalogue of free digital learning initiatives has been finalized as of January 2019. The project’s team will continue to receive requests for new initiatives, however the catalogue will be updated once a year until the end of December 2019. The catalogue is open and freely accessible to all interested parties. Submit an initiative that fits the purpose of the project to be considered for the catalogue.

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  • Higher Ed (formal)
Courses meet international standards and are offered through the joint efforts of the partner organizations. All offerings will be “stackable”, allowing students to earn certificates or diplomas from affiliated Universities at each level of study, incrementally building towards earning a degree.The BHER consortium of universities worked to develop Bachelors’ level University degrees in a range of disciplines for delivery in Dadaab Camps (Kenya). These degrees are being offered mostly through online/distance education modes.
Title Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER)
Date launched 2016
Duration Ongoing
September 2016-June 2019
Type of Resource Online course
Purpose Higher Ed(formal)
Online or Blended OL
Learning objectives The BHER is an international partnership of academic institutions, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations which aims to deliver online and some on-site degrees, diplomas and certificates. The BHER training program has been developed with the unique challenges of refugee camps in mind. As such, its goal is to provide teacher training and higher education through the coordination of partners and built on work that has already been done.
Target group Refugees in Dadaab Camps (Kenya)
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan NA
Recognition or certification of learning University Degree
Financing and sustainability model Government of Canada provides funding for this initiative. The BHER project has secured funding to offer BHER academic programs until 2018 & Donations
Leading Organization Global Affairs Canada
In collaboration with York University, Kenyatta University of Nairobi Kenya, African Virtual University, Windell trust Kenya, The World University Service of Canada & UNHCR, University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
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