Amelia Faotusia

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Pacific Ocean Finance Fellow, Tonga

Amelia Faotusia is a development aid coordination economist in the Government of Tonga’s Ministry of Finance where she helps to coordinate and manage the World Bank’s development portfolio which addresses areas such as disaster resilience and sustainable oceans. As a former fellow in the prestigious Tonga Fellowship on the Environment and Oceans in 2018, Amelia was also part of a team that undertook and published policy-oriented research focused on the ongoing Marine Spatial Planning process in Tonga. Amelia holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her current research focus is the economic and financial aspects of integrated approaches to oceans management and governance, particularly in the context of small island states like Tonga.