Experts' profiles - Keneti Faulalo
Keneti Faulalo
Keneti Faulalo joined the Biosafety Unit of UNEP Division of GEF Coordination in June 2003 as the Regional Coordinator for Pacific Islands. He is the Task Manager providing capacity building assistance and technical support to Pacific Island countries in the development of their National Biosafety Frameworks (NBF). A NBF is a combination of policy, legal, administrative and technical instruments that are set in place to address safety for the environment and human health in relation to modern biotechnology.

Keneti is based in Apia, Samoa, and has special interest in the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Prior to joining UNEP, he was a research fellow at the School of Agriculture of the University of the South Pacific, and was a Programme Manager for Multilateral and Pacific Regional Environment Programme in the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID). In NZAID, his responsibilities included managing a contestable fund for community-level environment management projects called the Pacific Initiative for the Environment (PIE); identifying and managing environmental projects that place focus on sustainable development of SIDS; managing the New Zealand membership in the CGIAR and regional organizations including SPREP.

Keneti received his PhD in soil science from the Agriculture and Horticulture Faculty at Massey University, New Zealand in 1997.
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