ACEF Speaker

Dr. Paula Vivili

DDG, Science and Capability,
Pacific Community (SPC)

Dr. Paula Vivili is the Deputy Director-General Science and Capability at the Pacific Community (SPC) – an inter-government organisation with 27 members: 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories and five metropolitan members – Australia, France, New Zealand, UK, and USA. He oversees SPC’s technical programmes including its Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division. Prior to becoming DDG, he was the Director of SPC’s Public Health Division for six years. Dr. Vivili has an intimate knowledge of SPC, its people, and partners. He is from Tonga where he worked for 15 years before joining SPC.