Kiribati-Tuvalu-Australia Exchange Programs (KATEP)

The Pacific Calling Partnership, together with the Kiribati Climate Action Network KiriCAN) and Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TuCAN) launched the Kiribati-Australia-Tuvalu Exchange Program (KATEP) in 2014. In 2016, Uniting World became a program partner. 

The program was launched to develop the climate change advocacy skills of emerging young leaders in Kiribati and Tuvalu. Participants have had opportunities to lobby politicians from all sides of politics, as well as meet like-minded climate activists in Australia. 

2016

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The 2016 participants were Bailey Koulapi and Kuata Taumaheke (from Tuvalu), Kotei Temakei and Maningare Bwamatang (from Kiribati) and Adi Mariana Waqa and Melaia Turagaiviu (who were both born in Fiji and now live in Sydney).

The program commenced on 4 June 2016 and concluded on 18 June 2016.

Download the 2016 KATEP report. 


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