EPiK - Education Partners in Kiribati

Education Partners in Kiribati (EPiK) is a body formulated by the Ministry of Education in 2013 to assist with coordinating the delivery of quality education. An EPiK strategy was developed to provide a framework in which all partners are included and their support is coordinated for the achievement of Kiribati’s national goals for education.

Education in Kiribati is ‘everyone’s business.’ EPiK supports the Ministry to bring together all the partners to achieve this goal, based on the Ministry’s current Strategic Plan 2016-2019

EPiK partners meet regularly to share information and discuss progress and challenges. Minutes of EPiK meetings, along with power point presentations, are available at this link. EpiK Folders

Information about the next EPiK (November 2019) meeting is available here: EPiK2019-Docs

EPiK is guided and informed by Kiribati priorities, systems, and ownership for efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability. EPiK also looks to support activities within the Ministry of Education’s Operational Plans (MOP) as aligned to the Government of Kiribati’s Development Plans (KDP) and the 20 Years Visions - KV20 http://www.mfed.gov.ki/publications/kv20-vision

Partners who have an investment in education, including other Government Departments, local communities, churches, and development partners meet regularly to share information and discuss progress and challenges, and future plans.

Current members of EPiK include:

  1. Ministry of Health and Medical Services - (MHMS) - Founding Member EPiK http://www.health.gov.ki/
  2. Ministry of Internal Affairs - (MIA) Founding Member EPiK http://www.president.gov.ki/ministry-of-internal-affairs/
  3. Ministry of Employment and Human Resources (MEHR) - Founding Member EPiK http://www.employment.gov.ki/
  4. Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy – (MISE) Founding Member EPiK https://mise.gov.ki/
  5. Ministry of Finance and Economic Development – (MFED) –National Economic Planning Office (NEPO) - Founding Member EPiK http://www.mfed.gov.ki/
  6. Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development - (MICTTD) - Founding Member EPiK https://www.micttd.gov.ki/
  7. Ministry of Women, Youth, Sports, and Social Affairs - (MWYSSA) - Founding Member EPiK https://mwysa.gov.ki/
  8. Public Service Office - (PSO) – Founding Member http://www.pso.gov.ki/
  9. Church Education Directors Association in Kiribati - (CEDAK) - Founding Member
  10. Kiribati Union of Teachers - (KUT) - Founding Member
  11. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development – (MELAD) - Invited Ministry - LDCF program http://www.environment.gov.ki/
  12. Kiribati Teachers College (KTC)
  13. University of the South Pacific (USP) https://www.usp.ac.fj/ www.usp.ac.fj/kiribaticampus
  14. Child Fund https://www.childfund.org/
  15. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australia (DFAT) https://kiribati.embassy.gov.au/
  16. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - New Zealand (MFAT) https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/countries-and-regions/pacific/kiribati/new-zealand-high-commission/
  17. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) https://www.jica.go.jp/english/
  18. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO) ICT master plan in collaboration MICTTD https://en.unesco.org/
  19. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)- http://www.fao.org/home/en/ Curriculum Development
  20. United National Population Fund (UNFPA) https://www.unfpa.org/ working on curriculum development
  21. United National Development Program (UNDP)- Food Security LDCF https://www.undp.org/
  22. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (formerly United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) https://www.unicef.org/
  23. Global Partnership for Education (GPE) https://www.globalpartnership.org/
  24. World Bank https://www.worldbank.org/
  25. The Pacific Community (SPC) http://www.spc.int/
  26. Education Quality and Assessment Program (EQAP) https://www.eqap.org.fj/Home.aspx
  27. Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) https://rrrt.spc.int/
  28. German Agency for International Cooperation- Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit) (GIZ) - SPC/GIZ CCCPIR Programme (Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region) http://www.un-spider.org/links-and-resources/institutions/german-agency-international-cooperation-giz