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Meet the Regional Technical Lead for the Pacific


By cultivating a community of highly skilled and embedded climate finance advisors, CFAN aims to unlock access to climate finance at scale in developing countries. CFAN advisors are hired locally and work in countries for up to two years on a tailored mandate co-developed by host countries and CFAN, focusing on project finance and design.

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Meet Tonga's Advisor

Lano Fonua  


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.   

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