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Ten Fijians For Leadership Study

Ten Fijians have been selected to participate in the Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue (EPLD), under the Commonwealth Study Conference (Australia). The event kicks off this week in Noumea, New Caledonia.
13 Oct 2014 09:12

Ten Fijians have been selected to participate in the Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue (EPLD), under the Commonwealth Study Conference (Australia).

The event kicks off this week in Noumea, New Caledonia.

EPLD 2014 will be staged over a two-week period from October 16-28, 2014. It is an event of national and regional significance, which aims to strengthen the capacity of the Pacific region’s future leaders to manage challenges collaboratively, positively and creatively.

The group would join eight study tours to separate Pacific region locations in groups of approximately 12 participants.

The closing will be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, where patron, HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne will be chief guest. The participants would also be presenting their findings from their various country visits to HRH Princess Anne and Vanuatu heads of state at the closing.

Fijian Participants include: Shaneel Chandra, Lecturer – University of the South Pacific, Donna Hoerder, Communications Specialist, UNICEF Pacific, Gina Houng-Lee – Senior Human Rights Trainer, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Vanisha Mishra-Vakaoti – Independent Research Consultant, Making Connections Fiji, Marigold Moody – Counsel, Natural Waters of Viti (Fiji Water), Snehal Morris – Regional Media Specialist, US Embassy, Suva, Akisi Vakamaiverata Bolabola  – Facilitator, United National Development Program, Paul Valemei  – Business Advisor, Market Development Facility, Fane Vave  – General Manager, Customer Services, Water Authority of Fiji and Liliana Warid, Head of Sales Management, ANZ Pacific

These applicants were identified through an intensive selection process involving a local selection panel. The selection panel chose mid-career men and women who were likely to be appointed to the most senior levels of leadership and influence in their respective organisations over the next 5 to 10 years.

The group will join other prospective leaders from American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue (EPLD)

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