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  • Tony is the Director and lead Systems Analyst of Eighty Options, a software development agency based in Hobart, Australia that specialises in application design strategy.

    Eighty Options has extensive expertise and experience with web based software solutions, in particular using the Drupal platform and in relation to supporting the needs of multilateral organisations.

  • I have worked in the field of environment for over 15 years started
    1997-2004 worked for the Government of Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Principal Capacity Building Officer), lead environmental trainings, awareness and communication programmes
    2004-2008 UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme Manager (Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau) covering 5 GEF Focal Areas of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Adaptation, International Waters, Land Degradation, and Persistent Organic Pollutants. Worked with grassroot level with Civil Society Groups (village communities, NGOs, Women, Youth, Faith Based Groups)
    late 2008 - 2016 Conservation International from 2008-2013 I worked as the Regional Programme Manager for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (22 PICs), 2013- 2016 Terrestrial Director worked in Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation Management;
    mid 2016 to present - Consultant World Bank Project - PPCR Enhancing Community Resilience.

  • Please see my LinkedIn profile .
    More than 25 years of international experience in developing information and knowledge management solutions for institutions and corporate or special libraries. This includes business analysis, needs and maturity assessments, strategy and policy advice, capacity development and project management to enable or optimise digital access for information and collections. Related tasks cover the planning, implementation, administration and adaptation of integrated systems and processes. Themes include international development in the Pacific region, disaster risk management, maritime history, medicine / health, art and design.

  • Fifteen years managing development finance in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific and six years in small island developing states. Expert building country systems and partnerships for development. Climate change, resilience building, infrastructure, gender equality, blue/green economy, public health, education and governance program experience.

    Candidate in Master of Business Administration, USP RMI, (4 more courses needed)
     Master of Legal Studies in International and Environmental Law, Australian National University 2002
     Certificate in World Affairs, East West Center University of Hawaii, 2004
     Certificate Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Studies, Waikato University, 1998
     Bachelor’s of Arts Natural Sciences, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 1994-1997

     Legal Drafting, Parliament Sponsored Workshop, 2006
     International Treaty Negotiations, SPREP, 2005
     Strategic Planning, held in Guam USA, 2006
     Budget/Financial Preparations, Majuro 2005
     Environmental and Sustainable Development Project Design
     Greenhouse gas inventory, Fiji 1998
    COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE: Republic of Marshall Islands, Pacific and International

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  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) technical expert and program manager with a ten-year proven track record in successfully leading large, complex ICT projects, particularly in development, health and education. Proven skills in knowledge and skills transfer having spearheaded the development and production of several high-level strategic project reports, briefings and case studies. Easily adaptable to multicultural environments having led ICT projects in Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

  • Paul Holper is an experienced environment and science communicator. He spent 25 years at Australia’s CSIRO in senior positions. He managed the Australian Climate Change Science Program, with over 100 researchers. Prior to that he was Communication Manager for CSIRO Atmospheric Research. He convened international climate change ‘GREENHOUSE’ conferences and has run workshops in Australia and overseas. Paul is a Director of Scientell PL. He has worked for iCLIM, the Pacific climate change adaptation program run in collaboration with SPREP. This entailed visits to Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu and extensive discussions with government officials, representatives from NGOs and environmental practitioners. He has produced climate change brochures for the Victorian Government, highlighting the latest projections and adaptation options. He has an honours degree in chemistry and qualifications in science communication and education. He has written 23 science books for children and for adults.

  • Mr. Luna holds a M.Sc. in Forest Sciences from the University of Göttingen, Germany, with a specialization in Forest Policy in the tropics and subtropics; and a B.Sc. in Forest Engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has more than 25 years of professional experience with more than 12 years of international long term assignments developing and implementing projects in Latin America, Africa and Oceania. From November 2014 onwards Mr. Luna has been assigned as the Coordinator for the EU-GIZ Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Programme. Other former assignments include as the Chief of Party to the MexicoREDD+ Project, in Mexico; Program Manager at USAID/BOLIVIA; Coordinator of the regional office of CIFOR for Latin-America in Belem-Brazil, Forest Program Coordinator and Scientific Advisor for South America under IUCN in Quito, Ecuador, and as a Forestry Advisor under the GTZ/DED/KfW-funded Social Forestry Project in Lesotho, Africa.

  • Charlotte is a highly accomplished, skilled and talented development professional with over a decade of experience in international development in 20 countries worldwide. She has a proven track record of providing strategic and programming direction to organisations to develop, implement and monitor policies, strategies, campaigns and programs to build gender-sensitive community resilience. She is an excellent educator and communicator of development theory and practice to a variety of stakeholders including government officials, non-governmental staff and partners, communities, academics, and other groups. She is co-author of Toward Resilience (Practical Action, 2013), a practitioner’s guide to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation programming and advocacy, which integrates gender throughout; and has developed a range of participatory risk assessment tools and guidance for working with poverty-affected and vulnerable communities.

  • Environment & development consultant with 10 years’ experience in 7 sectors in 16 countries, including 10 Caribbean & Pacific SIDS. Key highlights:

    2014 Climate Change Project Officer, The Australian National University
    2013-2014 Sustainable Financing Consultant, Cuso International
    2013 Marine Protected Areas Expert, GOPA Consultants
    2012-2013 Policy Research Manager, Caribbean Policy Research Institute
    2012 Executive Director/Park Manager (World Heritage Site), Jamaica Conservation & Development Trust
    2011 Climate Change Consultant, Environmental Solutions Ltd
    2011-2012 Environmental Project Manager, Conrad Douglas & Associates Ltd
    2007-2009 Environment & Sustainable Development Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Currently self-directing PhD research into climate change adaptation in SIDS. Seeking to use my qualifications & skills to help limit human-induced climate change, & ensure that adaptation actions in SIDS meet their development & resilience needs & goals.

  • Matt is a Sustainability Planner with 30 years of experience in local governance, environmental planning, development planning, climate change and sustainable development programmes and development management projects. His experience in all levels of government has centred on community development frameworks, the integrating of environment and development (decision-making), participatory land use planning and governance. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in: vulnerability assessments, risk management, adaptation approaches and methods, capacity needs assessments (CNAs) and NRM Policy development, as well as technical skills in impact assessment, coastal management, GIS/Remote sensing, soil and water management, and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of programmes and projects. Matt has lead teams in rural development, climate change adaptation, integrated coastal management, disaster risk reduction, poverty alleviation, sustainable tourism, urban development and land use planning

  • My specific areas of expertise are in climate financing, project proposal development, monitoring and reporting for key development partners including EU, WB, UNDP, Adaptation Fund and GEF. I am well versed with EC project management cycle, budget support mechanisms and GEF, WB and AF project proposal processes. In 2012, I was engaged as the Public Finance Expert for the Climate Change Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR) exercise and it provided information on how relevant agencies utilised their budgets and resources to address climate change issues. I was engaged as the Climate Change Adaptation Specialist by UNDP in 2013 to provide specialist inputs into the development of an economy-wide GEF funded USD 14m project proposal for climate change adaptation which was approved in 2014. I am currently the Monitoring and Reporting Expert for two multi-million dollar climate resilience projects targeting all the communities in Samoa and its funded by PPCR-WB and AF-UNDP.