The Pacific Islands Energy Roundtable invites key stakeholders from the 22 Pacific Island Nations to plan and execute a cohesive strategy to adopt resilient solutions for the Pacific. This is an invitation only event available to individuals and organizations working on island resiliency initiatives in the Pacific.
The roundtable will centre on the participant’s creation of tangible and actionable solutions that address the Pacific’s resilience needs. There are 4 key topics that will be covered during the session:
– Cost-Effective Standardized Renewable Energy Systems in the Pacific Islands
– Regional Coordination
– Access to capital
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
Editor, Pacific Environment Weekly
President, Board Director, & Co-Founder, Mana Pacific
MK ADVISORS (formerly LkM Solutions) facilitates the progress and adoption of strategic solutions for resource equity needs, while driving policy in support of smart, affordable technologies and creating economic models. MK Advisors emerged from years of integrating distinct components into cohesive and reliable solutions that are more than the sum of their parts. As it is with our technological approach, so it is with our collective skill and drive.
Michelle Klassen (“MK”) Merrigan
Co-Founder, Mana Pacific
Rogers is now focusing beyond Hawaii to help others enact mandates for 100% renewable energy in their regions. He has spoken at three Inter-Parliamentary Union assemblies, where he collaborated with the 178 member countries to draft an emergency climate change resolution.
His newest initiative, Blue Planet Alliance, takes a “mandate first” approach to initiate global climate change action by creating measurable and scalable results among individuals, organizations, cities, states, countries and eventually, the world. The Alliance’s mission is to regenerate the environment and become 100% sustainable by 2045. The vision is to create a world in which humanity and nature live in harmony.
He is also the founder of Blue Planet Energy, one of the leading providers of energy storage systems that power homes, business and critical infrastructure. The company’s innovative Blue Ion technology has allowed Henk to take his own residences off-grid.
Rogers is also renowned as a global leader in the gaming industry, when he created Japan’s first Role-Playing Game. One of his software companies holds the exclusive intellectual property rights to Tetris, the world’s most popular video game (over 125 million units sold). Rogers revolutionized the industry when he brought the now legendary game to U.S. and world markets more than three decades ago.
Henk B. Rogers
President, Blue Planet Alliance
Ambassador Solo Mara
Secretary General, Pacific Islands Development Forum
Before joining SPC, Ms Toelupe Tago-Elisara was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD) in Samoa where she worked for 7 years before she was appointed CEO. She held the position of CEO for 5 years before she resigned to take up her role in SPC. As CEO for MWCSD, Ms Toelupe Tago-Elisara’s portfolio covered village governance and village development; advancing gender equality; youth development; child protection and disability; including work on human rights, more specifically on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). As CEO for MWCSD, she also served on several Government Boards and National Committees providing oversight and strategic direction across different sectors of Government, some of which included Health, Education, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Environment and Law and Justice. She was also Chairperson of the national partnership committees for CEDAW and CRC, and the National Disability Taskforce. These Forums brought together both government and civil society organisations working on the promotion of gender equality, child development and disability in Samoa. Ms Toelupe Tago – Elisara in her role as CEO represented the Government of Samoa on various regional and international fora including regional Ministerial and High Level forums; and international forums such as the Commission on the Status of Women; the Universal Periodic Review and the reporting at the UN on Human Rights Conventions the Government of Samoa is a State Party to.
Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago
Regional Director for Polynesia, Pacific Community (SPC)
Founder 7th Generation Advisors /Clean Energy Access Fund
We are a renewable energy project development Benefit Corporation focusing our ‘mana’ on delivering resilient and renewable energy projects that reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels and lessens the impact on the environment while improving the equitable access of sustainable, affordable energy.
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We are addressing energy and resource scarcity and climate risk in the Pacific by employing transformational, disruptive, and regenerative business models and solutions to create opportunities for change at every segment of the economic spectrum.
By returning the Pacific Island Communities to their ancestral ways of living in a self-sustaining manner which operates in harmony with their environment, we can create jobs, reduce waste, spur economic growth, restore our cultural identity, and most importantly, Empower the Pacific!
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