Our Team

Government Posts

Luisa Uai Taunga
TONGA

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Programme Officer
National Emergency Management Office – Ha’apai

 

Luisa’s role includes supporting the integration of climate, environment and disaster risk and disaster recovery into planning and budgeting processes, policies, needs assessment and monitoring and evaluation frameworks of the Ministry in Ha’apai

Inoke Taufa
TONGA

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Programme Officer
National Emergency Management Office – Vava’u

 

Inoke’s role includes supporting the integration of climate, environment and disaster risk and disaster recovery into planning and budgeting processes, policies, needs assessment and monitoring and evaluation frameworks of the Ministry in Vava’u.

Elizabeth Baker
TONGA

Chief Economist
Ministry of Finance and Planning

 

Elizabeth is responsible for providing support for the integration of climate, environment and disaster risk into the planning and budgeting process by sharing guidance, briefings and tools.

Elisaia Ika
TONGA

Manager TASP Implementation and Coordination Unit
Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Forests and Fisheries

 

Responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Tonga Agriculture Strategic Plan and ensuring that risk is integrated into all development plans

Katarina Nabola
FIJI

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Senior Agriculture Officer
Ministry of Agriculture

 

Katarina provides support for the integration of climate, environment and disaster risk into the Ministry’s (i) economic, planning and stats projects (ii) research division and (iii) extension divisions.

Jiuta Waqavonovono
FIJI

Senior Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Officer (North)
Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management

 

Jiuta ensures the negotiation, design and implementation of climate change and disaster risk resilience considerations and strategies in selected priority policy advocacy and capacity development interventions for climate change and disaster risk management at divisional level in the North.

George Dregaso
FIJI

Senior Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Programme Officer (West)
Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management

 

George ensures the negotiation, design and implementation of climate change and disaster risk resilience considerations and strategies in selected priority policy advocacy and capacity development interventions for climate change and disaster risk management at divisional level in the West.

Ravulo Naulumatua
FIJI

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Programme Officer
Ministry of Women Children and Poverty Alleviation

 

Ravulo ensures the negotiation, design and implementation of climate change and disaster risk resilience considerations and strategies in selected priority policy advocacy and capacity development interventions for climate change and disaster risk management at national level

Rothina Ilo Noka
VANUATU

Gender and Protection Coordinator
Ministry of Justice and Communication

 

Her role within the Ministry is to ensure that Gender and Social Inclusion considerations are integrated into policy advocacy and capacity development support. She also applies this work to national and local level climate change adaptation and disaster risk management mainstreaming.

Joshua Mael
VANUATU

Coordinator – Risk Resilience Unit
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity

 

Joshua’s role was to support integration of climate and disaster risk management into the Minitry’s policy, strategies, planning and budgeting processes. He is also responsible for integrating risk into sector, provincial and project level monitoring and evaluation.

Anna Kalpokas Bule
VANUATU

Project Development Officer
National Advisory Board Secretariat

 

Her role within the NAB Secretariat was coordinating strategic governance and policy implementation associated with national, regional and international climate change and disaster risk reduction.

Wycliff Junior Bakeo
VANUATU

Senior Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Sector Analyst
Department of Strategic Policy Planning and Aid Coordination

 

Wycliff works to integrate disaster and climate change risk management into sector policies, strategies and plans. This includes the development of toolkits for integrating risks into project development planning and budgeting.

Patrick Reoka
SOLOMON ISLANDS

Risk Resilience Development Officer
Temotu Provincial Government

 

Patrick is responsible for providing support to the integration of climate, environment and disaster risk into the Provincial Government

Sipuru Rove
SOLOMON ISLANDS

Risk Resilient Coordinator
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development

 

Sipuru is responsible for supporting the integration of climate, environment and disaster risk management into the Ministry’s policies, strategies, planning and budgeting processes.

Private Sector Posts

Miriama Brown
REGIONAL / FIJI

Resilient Programme Officer
Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation

 

Miriama is responsible for implementing activities related to the Pacific Regional Private Sector Disaster and Resilience Network and the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council.

Vacant
VANUATU

Resilient Programme Officer
Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Trade

 

The incumbent is responsible for implementing activities related to a proposed Vanuatu Business Disaster Resilience Council.

Regional Hub Posts

Moortaza Jiwanji

PRRP Regional Programme Manager

 

Moortaza is responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction of the programme. He has more than a decade of experience in providing policy advice to developing countries. His work has largely focused on mainstreaming risk in to development planning, policy formulation and advice, training and capacity building on risk management issues, programme management and resource mobilization for projects in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Doris Susau

LLEE Regional Programme Manager

 

Doris manages the Pacific portfolio for Live and Learn Environmental Education. Her role is critical to linking community led development to sub-national and national level planning and implementation. Doris brings extensive experience from understanding community led initiatives and her strategic direction for the LLEE team.

Aminisitai Delaisainiai

PRRP Programme Officer

 

Amini is responsible for effective management of programme cycle and work planning. This includes providing leadership on operational management and capacity building. Amini has years of experiance working in corporate UNDP and extensive private sector experiance.

Karalaini Savu

PRRP Programme Assistant

 

Kara has over a decade of experience in the UN system managing administration of programme deliveries. In PRRP, Kara is responsible for ensuring effective administration and logistical support for the team.

Rebecca McNaught

PRRP Technical Advisor – CCDRM

 

Rebecca works with PRRP as a Sub-national Resilient Development Advisor. She has extensive experience on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Pacific. Her contribution is significant in the area of community led development work.

Nicola Glendining

PRRP Technical Advisor – CCDRM

 

Nicola is an advisor to the PRRP Programme on Sector wide and National level work on climate change risk integration. More specifically she has significantly contributed to building PRRP work in the Agriculture and Private Sector field across the programme

Sara Selby

PRRP Technical Advisor – CCDRM

 

Sara provides guidence and advise across the programme. She is mainly responsible for the montoring and evaluation of the programme. Sara has extensive experience in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management globally.

Lilika Fusimalohi

PRRP Technical Advisor – Risk Informed Budgeting

 

Lilika is an advisor for PRRP on work relating to the integration of gender sensitive responses to climate change within budget process in the programme countries. Lilika comes into the team with extensive experience in government budget and planning reforms.

National Posts

Manoa Malani

PRRP National Programme Manager – Fiji

 

Manoa has more than a decade of experience in providing policy advice and governance work in Fiji. As the PRRP Fiji National Officer, he provides guidance and support to local national and sub national stakeholders in the implementation of the Fiji programme.

Vacant

PRRP National Programme Manager Solomon Islands

Malcolm Dalesa

PRRP National Programme Manager – Vanuatu

 

Malcolm manages a country team tasked with rolling out activities across a number of key development agencies in Vanuatu. His work has largely focused on mainstreaming risk in to development planning, policy formulation and advice on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

Pesi Ilangana

PRRP Programme Coordinator – Tonga

 

Pesi is currently the Programme Coordinator for the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) for our Tonga Office. She is responsible for the effective implementation and management of Pacific Risk Resilience For Tonga. Pesi has extensive experience private sector management before joining PRRP.