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Tuvalu is a small state of the Commonwealth and is composed of nine small coral islands scattered in a chain lying approximately northwest to southeast over some 420 miles (676 km). It has a population of just over 11,300 (World Bank, 2022)

COL’s current work in Tuvalu is in the areas of skills for work and tertiary education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth network. Learners from Tuvalu are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available 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 Tuvalu include:

  • Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development (MEHRD), formerly Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
  • USP Tuvalu Campus

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Mr Neaki Letia
Director, Education Department
Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development (MEHRD)

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