Project Office Team

Fred Tavuata

Deputy Project Manager

With a background in Engineering, Fred has been involved in the development of the energy industry in the Solomon Islands for more than 20 years. Before joining the Project, Fred developed renewable energy systems for rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Fred has been engaged on the Tina Hydro Project since 2010, driving the project since its inception. Fred’s dream is to make the Project a model of development for the Solomon Islands and to encourage more infrastructure development.

Joshua Toren

Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer

Joshua joined the Project Office in May 2019, taking on the role of Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer. Joshua has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji. Joshua has over 10 years of experience in environmental monitoring and water resources management.

Helen Dolaiano

Gender Focal Point and Community Liaison 

Helen is the Gender and Community Liaison Officer. Before joining the Project Office in May 2019, Helen spent five years working as a Gender Research Analyst at WorldFish - Solomon Islands. Helen graduated from the University of South Pacific with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Management/Public Administration and Sociology.

Baltazare Rongo

Community Liaison Officer

Baltazare Rongo joined the Project Office team in August 2020 as the Community Liaison Officer. With over 8 years of experience in Community Engagement and Stakeholder Relations with various mineral exploration companies, Baltazare is tasked to monitor the implementation of the safeguard management plans in close consultation with the Gender Focal Point and Community Liaison Officers on the project.

Willie Daosuiesi

Project Implementation Support Officer

Willie joins the team with over 15 years’ work experience in project management across various construction projects in the Solomon Islands. He has worked on various projects funded under AusAID, EU, UNICEF and World Bank as a project supervisor and contract administrator. Prior to his current contract with TRHDP, Willie was the Infrastructure Consultant/Advisor for Choiseul Provincial Government under the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening. He graduated with a Diploma in Architecture at the Fiji Institute of Technology and a Diploma in Construction Management from Solomon Islands National University.

Miriam Teku

Project Accountant

Miriam joined the Tina River Hydro Power Project in August 2018 as the project accountant. With over 15 years experience in the accounts field with different private companies, Miriam provides professional financial accounting services for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project. Miriam graduated with a Diploma in Business Finance at Solomon Islands National University.

Leanne Fugui

Resource Management Officer

Joining the Project in 2014 as a receptionist, Leanne is now operates as the Resource Management Officer, providing administrative support and ensuring the efficient operation of the Project Office. Prior to joining the TRHDP, Leanne was a Project Officer for the Pacific Community Integrated Disaster Reduction Project, liaising with the National Disaster Council.

Community Benefit Sharing Project Team

Francis Kapini

Community Benefit Sharing Project Coordinator

Francis has over 10 years interdisciplinary project management and consultancy experience, working for international organizations, NGOs, and the Private-Public sector in the Solomon Islands. Francis now heads the TRHDP - Community Benefit Share Project, working with government and major project partners to enhance the positive impacts of the Project for communities in the project region.

Federica Cimato

Community Benefit Sharing Project
Technical Advisor

Federica is an economist with 16 years of experience in international development and environmental economics. She has worked as an economist and policy advisor for the UK Government, in London and overseas, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating government programmes and projects. She is now an independent consultant with experience working with government institutions in developing countries and multilateral development banks on infrastructure projects and benefit sharing mechanisms.

Helen Campbell

Community Benefit Sharing Program Procurement and Finance Assistant

Helen joined the Project as the Procurement and Finance Assistant in early 2020. Helen studied Management, Public Administration, and Economics at the University of the South Pacific, and has over ten years experience in logistics, finance, and office administration.

Clinton Kiko

Community Benefit Sharing Project Officer

Clinton joined the Project Office in March 2020, as a CBSP Project officer. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at the University of the South Pacific and has experience working for various community-based NGOs in the Solomon Islands. With over 15 years of experience, Clinton has also worked for a number of Government Ministries where he has been involved with implementing various national funded projects for the SIG.

Communications and Media Team

Sarina Laurence

Communications Advisor

With over 20 years experience in corporate and project communications, media and marketing across several industries, Sarina has travelled the world working for large organisations in various roles. With extensive experience with project work in the Resources and Infrastructure sectors in Australia, Sarina leads the strategic project communications for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project.

Georgina Maka'a

Communications Officer

With over 14 years' experience in the media and journalism, Georgina joins the Project Office as the Communications Officer. She has a degree in Journalism and Communication Arts from Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea and has spent her career in both print and broadcasting, with her most recent position as the TV Producer at SIBC. She has a passion for her country and its people, dedicating her career to telling their story. Georgina will work with the team in all aspects of media, events and stakeholder relations.