I have 14 years experience in the project management cycle, with 10 years specializing in Climate Change. I have managed a diverse range of activities to deliver a consistent and results driven set of outcomes. In doing so, I have effectively applied my skills to planning, development, coordination, and implementation of national action plans, projects, and policies.
My past experience has seen me adopt an active role in mainstreaming and streamlining climate change at the policy level in Tonga, which includes, but not limited to, roles in reviewing Tonga’s Climate Change Policy 2006, and further developing Tonga’s Climate Change Policy 2016. As the Climate Finance Analyst of Tonga’s JNAP Secretariat, my role has been instrumental in both the development, implementation, and review of Tonga’s Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management [JNAP] 2010-2015, and the current development of Tonga’s JNAP II.
The overarching goal in the development of JNAP II is ensuring that Climate Change is both mainstreamed and streamlined at the national and sub-national levels through promoting both vertical and horizontal integration of Tonga’s Climate Change priorities into all national and sub-national planning processes, and their subsequent alignment to regional and international frameworks, conventions, and development pathways.
Much of my experience although has been targeted toward alignment at the country level, but also to a great degree the intrinsic alignment to such regional and international processes as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNFCCC Paris Agreement, Agenda for Humanity, Sustainable Development Goals, S.A.M.O.A Pathway, and the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific [FRDP]