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Kiribati is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 110,000 spread over islands and atolls covering an immense expanse of ocean.


Current work in Kiribati is primarily in the areas of teacher education and higher education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Learners from Kiribati have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL partners in Kiribati include:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Kiribati Institute of Technology
  • Kiribati Teachers College
  • USP Kiribati Campus

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Ms Lucy Kum-On
Kiribati Teachers College

Notable Mention

The Honourable Teima Onorio, former member of COL Board of Governors

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