ICDE is a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and seeks to be a global force for lifelong, open and flexible learning. It is the leading global membership organization for the open and distance education community and provides its members with access to a global network of expertise in the field of open and distance education around the world. Founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education, ICDE is closely connected with UNESCO and shares the same key value: the attainment of quality education for all. Consisting of members from more than 50 countries from across the globe, ICDE has proved to provide support and strategic advice to members seeking to undertake collaboration projects and obtain funding. ICDE’s headquarter is located in Oslo, Norway and the the organization seeks to foster international collaboration; to promote intercultural cooperation and understanding; to support and develop networks at national, regional, global and linguistic affinity groups levels; to provide forums where individuals, corporations, institutions, governments and associations can engage in professional interaction in the field of flexible learning; to contribute to the development of new methodologies and technologies to improve lifelong learning and to encourage the development of good practice and standards in flexible learning.