Edwin Liava'a

Bio

I have a personal philosophy – “I innovate and provide solutions NOT problems”. A hands-on, rolled-up sleeves, resourceful, self-starter with 20+ years carreer working in the Pacific Islands region providing contextualized solutions and capacity building in information systems and communication technologies. I have worked in the past for Pacific regional and international development organisations such the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) and the Pacific Community (SPC). I bring a wealth of local knowledge from working in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu and Kiribati. I am also familiar with the people, the cultural challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the region. My passion is driven by harnessing inter-cultural competencies. These competences go well beyond technical knowledge and leadership, because each Pacific Island has a unique local context. An advocate of foss4g, hashgraph, blockchain and satellite technology for connecting the under-served communities.

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