Updated December 05, 2022
Bradford Mori currently serves as the acting director of the Chuuk Environmental Protection Agency, as well as chairman of the FSM Climate Change Country Team (FSM-CCT). With limited capacity in the islands, it is imperative that public servants take on various responsibilities assigned by the principals of government. Thus, Bradford has embraced multiple roles given to him because it builds his professional capacity and also nurtures his awareness of and insights into the challenges of his island communities.
As chairman of the FSM-CCT, Mr. Mori has represented the nation in climate change negotiations in many parts of the world under the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) -- notably the accomplishment of the Paris Agreement. He has also served as coordinator for two years for the Alliance of Small Island States in Mitigation, Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation. Locally, he is involved in developing and implementing community projects and has a keen interest in protecting the most vulnerable people from environmental impacts and disasters.
Mr. Mori holds a Bachelor's degree in Geography, with a Certificate in Environmental Physical Science, from the University of Hawaii at Hilo; and a Master's degree in Global Environmental Studies from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.
Apart from above, Bradford is a "local boy" who likes to fish, farm and play sports. He respects his culture and customs and, most importantly, loves spending time with his family.
Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Holds Successful IGFOA Winter Meeting in Honolulu
Feb 19, 2023Monique
The Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) held its Winter Meeting in Honolulu from February 14-17, 2023. This was the first time since 2019 that the IGFOA had an opportunity to meet in person, and the theme for this year's conference was "Resetting." The conference was a...More Info
ELDP Participants Learn to Navigate Leadership Roles in the Pacific Islands
Dec 28, 2022Monique
The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives held the first session of the 2023 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs in 2008 and...More Info
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.