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Dr Faka’iloatonga Taumoefolau

Faka’iloatonga has studied at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in Fiji, Australia

and New Zealand, and completed his PhD in Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka in 2021.

He has worked at the Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa, at the Canadian High Commission in Wellington and at the New Zealand High Commission in Tonga. All these

roles involved the management and coordination of international development assistance projects in Tonga and in the wider Pacific. He is currently the project coordinator for a large New Zealand MFAT-funded infrastructure activity in Tonga. Faka’iloatonga enjoys all aspects of project scoping, appraisal, design, implementation, review and completion and has worked across a variety of thematic sectors. He has an in-depth knowledge of Tongan politics and is well connected through wide networks in Tonga; so he’s familiar with working across government agencies, the private sector and community groups.


Faka’iloatonga is active in supporting the Tupou College alumni and like many around

Oceania enjoys following Super Rugby.

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