THE HON ENELE SOSENE SOPOAGA

PRIME MINISTER

TUVALU

The Hon Enele Sosene Sopoaga is the Prime Minister of Tuvalu.

Since becoming a Member of Parliament in 2010, Prime Minister Sopoaga was a Permanent Secretary for Communication, Transport and Tourism from 2009 – 2010, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, concurrently Tuvalu Ambassador to the Republic of China from 2007 -2009,  Multilateral Affairs and the United Nations – 2001 – 2007;- Tuvalu Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations;- Coordinators of Friends of the ROC in the UN;-AOSIS representative to the Bureau of the COPs 8,9,10,11 & 12 of the UNFCCC and Chief Negotiator on Climate Change; AOSIS Vice Chairman 2002 – 2006, AOSIS Chairman 2005 – 2006, AOSIS Representative to the Adaptation Fund Board 2007 – 2008.

Prime Minister Sopoaga also has professional skills in Extensive Foreign Policy Analytical and Application Skills, National Sectoral Planning Skills and Sustainable Development Experience.

He also had Professional Training in – Positive Negotiations, Project Design and Management, Public Sector Reform, Foreign Policy Analysis, Public Policy Management from Canberra, Australia in 1988 and – Climate Change and Development, Harvard University Institute for International Development in 1999.

He holds a Master of Arts in International Relation, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

He was born on the 10th February 1956.