Lano has been working with mitigation and adaptation project finance in small island developing states in both the Caribbean and Pacific Islands for over 10-years, most recently as an Operations Officer at the Caribbean Development Bank.
Lano welcomes the opportunity to support Tonga’s climate resilient development.
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Lano will be based at the Department of Climate Change in the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) for 18-24 months with a targeted mandate to access international and domestic sources of public and private finance, and to support the ministry in structuring finance for investment in their host country’s priority mitigation and adaptation projects. Additional responsibilities will include:
- Advising and providing assistance to Ministry of MEIDECC, the Ministry of Finance, and other government line ministries, NGOs and private sector stakeholders in developing project proposals to submit to Green Climate Fund (GCF), Adaptation Fund (AF), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other relevant donors and partners.
- Providing assistance to Government of Tonga on how to capitalize the existing Tonga Climate Change Trust Fund.