Updated September 30, 2023
Mr. Wakefield is the Deputy Director of the National Energy Office. 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. In his former role 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.
Aug 18, 2023Jason
Today in Saipan, CNMI, 24 exceptional leaders from across the Pacific islands marked their graduation from the Graduate School USA's Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). The diverse group of program participants represented the US-affiliated insular areas of the Pacific.More Info
Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Summer 2023 Meeting Concludes in Portland, Oregon, Navigating the Way for Growth and Collaboration
Jun 02, 2023Monique
The Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) recently concluded its summer meeting in Portland, Oregon, bringing together finance leaders and staff from U.S.-affiliated island jurisdictions to foster growth and collaboration. The event featured discussions on challenges in issuing...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.