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Mr. Solomone Fifita, Manager of PCREEE, based in Nuku'alofa
Mr. Solomone Fifita is currently the Head of the Pacific’s Regional Energy Programme, housed at the Economic Development Division of the Pacific Community in Suva, Fiji. He has served as Project Manager for regional energy and climate change projects for the Pacific Islands and prior to that he was the Energy Planner for the Kingdom of Tonga. Solomone was a lead author in the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy, the IPCC 5thAssessment Report and was recently a Lead Reviewer of National Communications for the UNFCCC. Solomone has more than 25 years in the energy sector of the Pacific Islands and holds a Master of Science in Energy Planning and Policy.
Peceli Nakavulevu, Sustainable Energy Private Sector Industry Expert, based in Nuku'alofa
Mr. Nakavulevu has been involved in a number of energy sector consultancy works in the region. Prior to this role, he was the Director of the Fiji Department of Energy (FDoE) from 2011 - 2014. He has been with the Fiji Department of Energy for the last 20 years. He currently holds a Master of Engineering Management and Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
Mr. Kakau Foliaki, Energy Efficiency Planner, based in Nuku'alofa
Kakau is PCREEE’s Energy Planner (Energy Efficiency) seconded to the PCREEE by the Government of Tonga. Kakau holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South Pacific and a Master’s Degree from the University of Melbourne.
Mr. Vahid Lefau Fifita, Renewable Energy Expert, based in Nuku'alofa
A graduate of the University of Technology in Lae Papua New Guinea, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He was a lecturer at the National Polytechnic Institute of PNG, an Operations Manager / Electrical Engineer with the Islands Petroleum Ltd, a Technical Analyst Officer with the Tonga Energy Roadmap Implementation Unit, a Technical Manager with Tonga Cable Ltd and lastly as Energy Planner (Renewable Energy) with the Department of Energy in Tonga. Vahid has now taken on the role of Renewable Energy Expert at the Technical Department of the PCREEE. In this role, he will be responsible for the Centre’s work in renewable energy and will work very closely with the Centre’s Private Sector Expert and to assist with the RE projects in Suva, when needed.
Mr. ‘Eliate Tuhamoelotu Laulaupea’alu, Knowledge Management Expert, based in Nuku'alofa
A graduate of the University of the South Pacific, majoring in Mathematics with an emphasis on Statistics. A former Science and Mathematics teacher at Tonga High School and for the last year, he was the Energy Officer (DataBase) with the Department of Energy in Tonga. ‘Eliate has now taken on the role of Knowledge Management Expert at the PCREEE. In this role, he will be responsible for the data base and awareness activities of the Centre. He is currently working with the Energy Database Officer in Suva on Tonga’s data contributions to the PRDR and will focus of providing more private sector and business sector specific information and data from around the region to the PRDR.
Ms. Lea Lani Kauvaka, Capacity Development Expert, PCREEE, based in Nuku'alofa
Dr Lea Lani Kauvaka is Capacity Development Expert for the PCREEE also serving as the in-country coordinator for the European Union Pacific Technical Vocational Education & Training for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation (PacTVET) Project. Her responsabilities include: facilitating consultation with the key Tongan training providers to confirm CCA and SE related training packages on offer, and identifying gaps in training areas that PCREEE can facilitate, coordination of partnership agreements under the oversight of the Ministry of Education and MEIDECC, among other related responsabilities.
Mr. Sione Misi, Energy Efficiency Expert, PCREEE, based in Nuku'alofa
Mr. Sione Misi is the Energy Efficiency Expert for the PCREEE and also serving as the Pacific Appliance Labelling and Standards National Consultant. In this role, Sione’s responsibilities include the management and implementation of Tonga’s and Regional project activities in accordance with the approved specific annual and quarterly work plans, coordination with key stakeholders and other energy efficiency related programmes in the country and region, as well as coordination with the Head of EES nationally-managed contracts and consultancies under the project, among others.
Mr. Tevita Tukunga, Director of Energy, Kingdom of Tonga
Mr. Martin Lugmayr, Sustainable Energy Expert, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, based in Vienna, Austria