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National EFA Coordinators in Asia and the Pacific

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Updated on 23 April 2013

East Asia

China
Mr. Li Lianning
Assistant Minister
Department of Basic Education, 37, Damucang Hutong, Beijing, China 100 816. 
Tel: (86-10) 6609 6385
Fax: (86-10) 6609 7346


Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Mr. Kim Chang
Senior Secretary
DPR Korea National Commission for UNESCO
PO Box 44 Pyongyang
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Tel: (850-2) 382-7222
Fax: (850-2) 381-4660


Mr. Mun Jong Nam
Councellor
Embassy of the DPR Korea
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 319-2686
Fax: (66-2) 318-6333


Japan
Mr. Ryo Watanabe
Director
Department of International Education,
National Institute for Educational Research
6-5-22 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku,
Tokyo 153-8681, Japan
Tel: (81-3) 5721-5074
Fax: (81-3) 5721-5517


Mongolia
Mr. Tsolmon Ariya
Director and National EFA Coordinator
Department of Information, Monitoring and Evaluation
Ministry of Education
Tel: (976-51) 260816
Email: tsolmon[at]mecs.gov.mn

Mr. Begz Nadmid
Director and EFA Focal Point
Institute for Education
Tel: (976-99) 150381
Fax: (976-11) 325286
Email: begzn[at]yahoo.com.hk


Republic of Korea
Mr Seung-Yoon Kim
Assistant Secretary-General
Korean National Commission for UNESCO
50-14 Myong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, 
Seoul 100-810, Republic of Korea
Tel: (82-2) 755-0116
Fax: (82-2) 755-6667



Southeast Asia

Cambodia
H.E. Nath Bunroeun
Director of Teacher Training Department
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
# 133 Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855-23) 362 -341
Fax: (855-23) 212 -512


Indonesia
Dr. Fasli Jalal
Director-General, Non-formal Education and Youth
Department of National Education
3/Floor E Building
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan,
Gedung E LT. 3,  Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: (62-21) 572-5033
Fax: (62-21) 572-5487


Lao PDR
Mr. Chaleun Souvong 
Director General/Head of Secretary of National EFA Commission
Department of Primary and Pre-School Education, Ministry of Education (new building)
Room No. 230, Lanexang Avenue, B. P. 67, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: 856 20 9980 1506/856 21 911 494
Fax: 856 (0) 21 216006

Malaysia
Ms. Sahara Ahmad
Head of International Education Coordination Unit/National EFA Coordinator
Educational Planning and Research Division
Ministry of Education Malaysia
Level 1-4, Block E8, Parcel E, Federal Government Administration Centre
62604 Putrajaya Malaysia
Tel: (603) 8884 6303
Fax: (603) 8884 6308


Myanmar
Mr. Ko Lay Win
Deputy Director (Planning)
Office No.13, Ministry of Education, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Tel: 95 67 407 273
Fax: 95 67 407 394/95 67 513 194

Philippines
Ms. Psyche Vetta G. Olayvar
Deputy Executive Director, National EFA MDA Coordinator
Department of Education
2nd Floor, EDPITAF Building, DEPED Complex, Meralco Avenue 
Pasig City, Philippines 1600
Tel: (632) 636 0186, (632) 631 2527 
Fax: (632) 636 0186


Ms. Ma. Lourdes G. De Vera
Philippine EFA Task Force Coordinator
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Development
Department of Education
DECS Complex, Meralco Avenue,
Pasig City, Philippines
Tel: (632) 633-7206, 633-7212
Fax: (632) 631-8494


Thailand
The Secretary-General
Thailand National Commission for UNESCO
External Relations Division
Ministry of Education
Rajdamnern Avenue,
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 281 3777
Fax: (66-2) 281 0953
 

Viet Nam
Ms. Tran Thi Kim Lien
Official/Chief of Secretary of EFA Coordination Board
Department of Planning and Finance
Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), EFA Coordination Board
49 Dai Co Viet Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Tel: (84) 43 869 2191
Fax: (84) 43 623 0740


South Asia

Bangladesh
Mr. Shah Kamal
Joint Secretary and EFA Coordinator
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
Building # 6, Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Tel: 880-2-716-8559
Fax: 880-2-716-8871


India
Mr. Vikram Sahay
Director
Department of School Education and Literacy
Ministry of Human Resource Department
Room no.429A, C wing, Shastri Bhawn, New Delhi 110 001, India
Tel: 91-11 23381470
Fax: 91-11 23381470

Nepal
Mr. Mahashram Sharma
Joint Secretary, EFA Coordinator
Ministry of Education
Keshar mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 441 8191
Fax: +977-1 441 2460

Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Akram
Joint Educational Adviser/Head, Projects/EFA Wing
Ministry of Education
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: 9250720
Fax: 9250719

Mr. Abdur Rashid
Deputy Educational Adviser/EFA Wing
Ministry of Education
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +925 1444 6721, +925 19250727
Fax: +925 192510719

Sri Lanka
Ms. Badra Padmakanthi Withanage
Director Education for All
Education for All Unit, PPR Division,
Ministry of Education
Kottawa Rd., Isurupaya, Battaramulla
Tel: +9411 278 4957 
Fax: +94 11 755 6667


West Asia

Iran
Mr. Seyed Mokhtar Mousavi
Deputy of Education Ministry
Ministry of Education
Building No.5-Ministry of Education
Enghlab St., Iran
Tel:  021-6414226
Fax: 021-6414227


Central Asia

Kazakhstan 
Ms. Kulyash Shamshidinova
Vice Minister
Ministry of Education and Science    
60 Republic Ave., 473000 Astana 
Tel:(3172)334570
Fax:(3172)210403


Kyrgyzstan
Mr. Smanaliev Kynatbek Moinokovich
Deputy Minister of Education
257 Tynystanov Street, 720040, Bishkek
Tel: (996-312)662442 
Fax: (996-312)62152


Tajikistan
Mr. Habibullo Boboev
First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
13A Chekhov Street, 734024 Dushanbe 
Tel: (992-372) 274374 
Fax: (992-372) 217041


Uzbekistan
Mr. Khikmatilla Daminov 
National EFA Coordinator
Head of Investements and International Cooperation Department,
Ministry of Public Education
5 Mustakillik Square, 100078, Tashkent 
Tel: 99871 239 13 10 
Fax: 99871 239 16 30

Pacific

Cook Islands
Ms. Gail Townsend 
CEO: PLanning Policy and Review,
Ministry of Education
P.O. Box 97.
Rarotonga
Tel: 682 29357
Fax: 682 28357


Fiji
Mr. Mikaele R. Leawere
Principal Education Officer,
Primary Education   
Ministry of Education    
      

Kiribati
Mrs. Kateata Iaon Binoka   
Ministry of Education, Training & Technology
Taraw, Kiribati
Tel: 686 28091
Fax: 686 28222


Maldives
Dr. Aishath Shehenaz Adam
Executive Director, EFA Coordinator Ministry of Education
Ghaazee Building, Ameer Ahmed Magu Male
Tel: +960 334 1200, +960 779 4950
Fax: +960 332 0206

Marshall Islands (RMI)
Ms. Emi Chutaro
Grant Director 
Ministry of Education    
P.O. Box 3 
Majuro, Marshall Islands      
Tel: 692 625 2058
Fax: 692 625 3861


Micronesia
Weldis Welleg
Government Box PS 86
Palikir, Pohnpei 96941
Tel: 0691-3202647, 3609
Fax: 0691-3205404


Nauru
Mrs. Jerilyn Teleni  
Assistant Director of Education   
Ministry of Education, NAURU    
Tel: 674 4443133 ext 263/4
Fax: 674 4443718


Niue
Mrs. Tiva Toeono
Director of Education & EFA Coordinator 
Department of Education,
Alofi, Niue
Tel: 683 4145
Fax: 683 4301


Palau
Mr. Emery Wenty
Director of Education 
Ministry of Education 
P.O.Box 189, Koror, Palau 96940
Tel: 680 488 2952 
Fax: 680 488 8465


Papua New Guinea 
Mr. John Joseph
Department of Education
PSA Haus Post Office Box 446, Waigani
Tel: 675 301 3537 or 301 3321
Fax: 675 325 4648 or 301 3573


Samoa 
Mr. Victor Tamapua 
Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture
P.O. Box 1869, Apia   
Tel: 685 21911 ext 742
Fax: 685 21917


Solomon Islands
Mr. Aseri Yalangono
Ministry of Education   
P O Box G28, Honiara    
Tel: 677  24867
Fax: 677 28805

Tonga
Mr. Ponepate Taunisila
Deputy Director of Education/National EFA Coordinator
Secondary Schools Division
Ministry of Education Women's Affairs and Culture,
Government of Tonga, Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tel: 676 24 707
Fax: 676 24 284


Tuvalu
Mr. David Manuella 
Director of Education 
Ministry of Education,Funafuti
Tel: 688 20407
Fax: 688 20324


Vanuatu
Mr. Joe Iautim 
Ministry of Education 
Port Vila, VANUATU
Tel: 678 22309
Fax: 678 24569 or 22849 or 25854