I am from the Republic of Kiribati. I used to work with the Ministry of Commerce as a Foreign Investment Officer and Industry Officer for 4 years in Kiribati. I also worked with initiating government-implemented projects in my home country, including assisting the implementation of a Container Deposit Legislation Project abroad in Fiji which is funded by UNDP. In my free time, I do volunteer strategy consultancy work with small non-for-profit projects.
I am currently completing a MComm program at the University of Sydney with a specialization in Strategy and Innovation. I have an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Business from Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.
I understand micro-finance is an innovation itself and that it has been proved already to improve the lives of many poor people around the world. I am very keen to learn and know how microfinance really works in different settings, how it has been applied appropriately to improve the economic security of low-income households as well as to create sustainable financial resources for micro-business and social entrepreneurs in developing countries.
I hope this training will provide me with basic relevant knowledge and understanding of micro-finance institutions and practical issues to provide basis for further research.
|Courses:||The 8th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT8)|
|Last access:||Saturday, June 2, 2012, 09:30 PM (1 year 279 days)|
|Interests: ||Research and work in microfinance, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, business entrepreneurship, foreign investment promotion, investment climate issues, business growth issues, private sector development, strategy and innovation management|