President Tsai Ing-wen met the new ambassador to Taiwan from Kiribati

President Tsai Ing-wen met the new ambassador to Taiwan from Kiribati, Tessie Lambourne, as she presented her credentials at the Presidential Office.

Taiwan and Kiribati have held diplomatic relations since 2003. President Tsai said there have been over 100 cooperation projects between the two sides in the past 15 years.

Tsai said Taiwan places great importance on its friendship with Kiribati. She congratulated Lambourne on her posting and said she hoped cooperation would grow even further with the new ambassador’s assistance.

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Kiribati Head of State President Taneti Maamau has appointed two new Heads of Missions for the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Fiji.

Presentation of Credence – High Commissioner of Kiribati to the Republic of Fiji

David Ateti Teaabo is the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Kiribati to the Republic of Fiji. Teaabo is the fourth High Commissioner to Fiji and he replaces Ambassador Reteta Nikuata Rimon.

Tessie Eria Lambourne, who most recently held the position of Secretary to Cabinet, has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kiribati to the Republic of China (Taiwan). Lambourne is the second Ambassador to Taiwan after her predecessor, Teekoa Iuta completed her term in May 2018.

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Japan MEXT Scholarhip

Japan MEXT Scholarship

See the following link for more information.
http://www.fj.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/00_000371.html

Scholarship Unit at the Ministry of Education coordinates this Scholarship, so please to contact them for assistance.

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Young Professionals Programme (YPP) – great opportunity for I-Kiribati aspiring for UN jobs

This is a great opportunity to those young professionals of Kiribati, 32 years or younger, who aspire to work in the UN.

Further details can be obtained on the YPP website: https://careers.un.org.

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ITEC training courses

Invitation to ITEC training courses under the ITEX Programme of Government of India from April 2018 to March 2019.

The brochure for the training courses is available online at: https://www.itecgoi.in/downloads/2018-2019.pdf

As stated on the note, applications will be made online by the applicants themselves at: https://www.itecgoi.in/index.php

Applications should be submitted one month before the start date of the selected course.

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Quantum Leap Week 2018

Wiikin te Kiba nakon te Rikirake

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FullBright Scholarship

This is one great opportunity to study in the US. Fullbright Scholarship for Kiribati,Nauru,Tonga and Tuvalu.

https://fj.usembassy.gov/education-culture/j-william-fulbright-foreign-student-scholarship/

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Long term Training Opportunity: “The Pacific Islands Leadership Partnership with Taiwan, PILP”

“Pacific Islands Leadership Partnership with Taiwan, PILP”

PILP co-organized by the East-West Center in Hawaii and the Republic of China (Taiwan), that is to be held in Hawaii and Taiwan from 20 August to 24 October 2018.

The program objectives are to enhance the leadership capacities of individuals in the Pacific Islands region and build a network of youth leaders across this region, Asia and the United States.

Candidates are advised to log in to the East-West Center website http:www.eastwestcenter.org/pilp
to submit directly no later than 18 February 2018.

Any further questions or inquiries please contact by email:
pilp@eastwestcenter.org

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Day 2 Buariki retreat 2018

Session 3: Ministry Strategic Plan chaired by David Teabo

Review of Ministry Strategic Plan

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2018 Buariki Retreat for Ministry Stragetic Plan

Group 3: Day one: Presenting issues

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