Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate

Institute: Confucius Institute

Email address: Akanisi.kedrayate@usp.ac.fj

Expertise / Activities: Teacher Education; Gender; Non-Formal/ Adult and Community Education, Leadership; Curriculum and Development Issues.

Educational Background/ Qualifications: PhD (UNE); Masters (Honours) Glasgow University; Professional Certificate in Continuing Education Uni. Waikato.


Trained as a Teacher and Teacher Trainer. Taught for several years in schools in Fiji. Involved in Curriculum writing and in-service training for Teachers. Joined USP in 1987.Taught 2 100 level courses: 2 – 200 and 2- 300 level courses in Social Sciences and Non-formal, Adult and Community Education. Supervised Post-Graduate students; also examined thesis. Involved in several consultancy work nationally and in the region. Served as Head of School of Humanities for 5years- 2002-2005.Served as Deputy Dean for 2years and Dean for 10 years from 2010 to 2020. Chaired Gender Mainstreaming for 5years. Chaired Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for 2 years. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pacific Studies. Member of Senate and Senior Management. Chair of Confucius Internal Committee and Member of the CI Board. Board Member of several National and Regional organisations. Chair of Fiji College of Honour.

Passionate about Gender Equality, Equity and Inclusivity (particularly the disadvantaged and disempowered in Society)

Research Interests: Gender, Non-Formal, Adult and Community Education, e-Learning and Leadership.


Australian Government Scholarship: PhD study at UNE, Australia.

Commonwealth Scholarship: Masters (Hon)- Glasgow  Uni, Scotland.

NZPM Leadership Scholarship: Leadership Training, J F Kennedy School, Harvard University. J

Kellogg Fellowship at ANU.
AWARDED international Council of Adult Education and J.Roby Kidd Special Citation: Recognition of Significant Innovation in Adult Education In Fiji and the Region.

Publications & Presentations:

Book: Kedrayate, A and Schulz, L (eds): Voices, Pacific Women Tell Their Stories, 61pp, 2003.

Kedrayate, A: Learning in Traditional Societies: A Personal Reflection.

Journal of International Adult Education and Development. No.(68)81-86pp.2004

Hogan, Robert, P and Akanisi Kedrayate: eLearning a survival strategy for developing countries. Social and Economic Studies. 60(3)NA ISSN 0037-6751- 2011.

Kedrayate, Akanisi: Non-Formal Education, is it relevant or obsolete?

International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, 2(4) 11-15pp. ISSN.2162-1357.2012

Raturi, S, Kedrayate, A: elearning on primary school children and Teachers: a study of the one laptop per child project.
International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning 12(8) 3-23ppoISSWN