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Calendar iconUpdated November 27, 2022

Mr. Wakefield is the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce (NRC). He assists the Director in overseeing the management and implementation of all activities within the National Energy Policy and Energy Action Plan. In his role, Mr. Wakefield works with the Director to integrate a step-by-step approach to reach the Marshall Islands’ nationally determined contributions through implementing the Electricity Roadmap. The plan is to have zero net emissions in the electricity sector by the year 2050. As Energy Planner, Mr. Wakefield assisted in passing the 2018 National Energy Office Act, which with parliamentary approval, established the National Energy Office.

In 2007, after graduating High School in New Zealand, Ben began installing solar home systems in the outer islands. In 2009, Mr. Wakefield completed one year of an Electrical Engineering degree from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

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IGFOA Summer 2022 Conference Report Now Available

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The Island Government Finance Officers’ Association (IGFOA) has met at least annually every year since 1999 to participate in professional development and networking activities and to advance an agenda for financial management improvement. IGFOA Meetings also provide a forum for participants to...

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Government Lease Implementation in the CNMI and Guam

Calendar iconSep 30, 2022

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From September 7-16, 2022, the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) offered on-site training to the Guam and CNMI governments to support the implementation of new lease accounting standards. The new GASB standards have altered the historical landscape of how lease...

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