Regional Programme Officer, Islands

Arieta Gonelevu Rakai

International Renewable Energy Agency

Arieta Gonelevu Rakai is the Regional Programme Officer, Islands with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). She leads the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Lighthouses Initiative that is coordinated by IRENA and facilitates the coordinated partnerships and support for a just and equitable energy transition in the island economies.

She has been working in the renewable energy sector for the last 20 years focusing on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). She holds a BTech (Electrical Engineering) from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji and a PGCert/PGDip in Energy Studies and MSc (Renewable Energy) from Murdoch University, Australia.