ONOC Education Commission

The Education Commission was established in 2010 to provide an advisory role for the delivery of the flagship Oceania Sport Education Programme (OSEP) which has seen growing success. 

The membership recruitment is drawn from stakeholders involved in the establishment of the programme based on their technical expertise which supports OSEP in capacity building efforts. The Commission meets twice a year. 

The purpose of the ONOC Education Commission is to provide advice and strategic direction to the ONOC Executive on all sport training and education matters within the Oceania region. 

The Commission is endorsed and has delegated responsibilities by the ONOC Executive according to Section 14 of the ONOC Articles of Association.

The Commission advises on the implementation of the IOC’s education initiatives and advocates for quality physical education and the integration of values in school curricular and for suitable and age appropriate sports in and out of school settings. The latter is critical for the Oceania region’s Pacific island countries as it carries the highest proportion of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the obvious point of change target group remains children and young people. 

It also advises on the optimisation of strategic partnerships with recognised organisations working in the field of education, sources new training and funding partners, approves and reviews annual plans and budgets of ONOC sport training and education, and monitors and evaluates capacity building matters according to the ONOC Strategic Plan. 

The Commission also provides critical guidance as it monitors Governance standards for sport organisations in Oceania, assists with compliance to national and regional sport accreditation, and supports alignment to regional and international sport qualifications. 

Terms of Reference
The Commission has a Terms of reference outlining its core functions and responsibilities.

The ONOC Education Commission executives are below.

Members

Gill
Gemming

osfo

new zealand

Jeremy
Dorovolomo

usp

Solomon Islands

Andrew
Lepani

MEMBER

papua new guinea

Jim
Tobin

chair

federated states of micronesia

Makarita
Lenoa

MEMBER

fiji

Regan
Kama

MEMBER

australia

Laura
Mangham

MEMBER

palau

Manaini
Rokovunisei

pifs

fiji

Anolyn
Lulu

onoc athletes' commission

vanuatu

Helen
Brownlee

MEMBER

australia

Sainimili
Saukuru

secretariat liaison

FIJI

Jim Tobin

chair