Nadi, Fiji Islands
3 - 5 June 2003



Amelia Siamomua

Amelia Kinahoi-Siamomua is a development economist, and a graduate of Economics and Politics and post-graduate in Business Administration.  She is currently the Regional Programme Director of the United Nations Development Fundís (UNIFEM) Pacific Regional Office, based in Suva, Fiji. 

Amelia had served as the Womenís Development Adviser and Head of the Pacific Womenís Bureau of the Secretariat for the Pacific Community based in Noumea, New Caledonia.  She had also worked with other regional and international organisations on economic and social development in the Pacific. Amelia was previously based in Suva for 4 years as the Development Cooperation Adviser for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and during her tenure with the Secretariat, in March 1999, she was appointed by the European Commission to be one of two Deputy Regional Authorising Officers for Pacific Regional Projects provided under the Lome Convention. 

Prior to her work with the Forum Secretariat, Amelia worked for more than 7 years with the Asian Development Bankís regional office for the Pacific, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu as a Program/Economics Officer, and before then was serving in Tonga for 5 years as an Economist for the Tonga Development Bank based in Nukuíalofa, Tonga. 

During her career, Amelia has presented papers at international, regional and national conferences, seminars and meetings on development issues in the Pacific. 

Amelia is from Tonga, and her interests include meeting people, tennis and gardening.  Amelia is married with five children.

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