Kinaai Kairo is the Director of the Agriculture and Livestock Division, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development in Kiribati. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture as a U.S. South Pacific (USSP) scholarship recipient which prepared her well for her graduate studies. Following her USSP scholarship she obtained an AusAID scholarship for Master’s degree study at the University of Queensland and was the recipient of an International Cooperation Development Program (ICDF) scholarship from Taiwan for Ph.D. study. As Head of Agriculture from Kiribati, Kinaai was named the President of the Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services (PIRAS) Board and has also served as a Board of Director for the Kiribati Copra Mill and Kiribati Coconut Cooperative Society.
If you are interested in applying for this scholarship program please go to https://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/us-south-pacific-scholarship and apply by Feb 1, 2019.