Amelia Kinahoi Siamomua is the Regional Programme Director of UNIFEM's Pacific Regional Office, based in Suva, Fiji.Amelia had served as the Women's Development Adviser and Head of the Pacific Women's Bureau of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community based in Noumea.
In this position Amelia
developed and implemented training programmes on gender awareness and related leadership, marketing, administration and communication skills for various target groups.She
had also worked with regional and international organisations on issues affecting gender and development in the Pacific.Amelia was previously based in Suva as Development Co-operation Adviser for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and in March 1999 was appointed by the European Commission to be one of two Deputy Regional Authorising officers for Pacific Regional Projects provided under the Lome convention.Prior to her work with the Forum Secretariat, Amelia worked for 7 years with the Asian Development Bank's regional office for the Pacific, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu as a Project Officer, and before then was in 1985 - 1989 an Economist for the Tonga Development Bank based in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
has presented papers at international, regional and national conferences, seminars and meetings on development issues in the Pacific.Amelia was born in Tonga and has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva and a Master of Business Administration from Mooreland University, USA.
Amelia's interests include meeting people, tennis and gardening.Amelia
is married with five children.