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Tara Chetty

Tara Chetty

Gender Adviser – Gender, Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development, Support Unit

Tara Chetty works in gender and development, supporting the delivery of a regional gender equality program in the Pacific. She previously worked for feminist and human rights organisations in Fiji for over 10 years. In this work, Tara has had a strong thematic focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including through international and regional advocacy. Tara holds a Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University and is a Fulbright alumnus. In her current role with the Pacific Women Support Unit, she provides technical support to the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program, Australia’s 10-year initiative to support gender equality in 14 Pacific Island countries.

Sala Tupou-Tamani

Sala Tupou-Tamani

Program Advisor, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Pacific Humanitarian Program, based in Suva, Fiji

Sala is a social development practitioner with 20 years’ experience in regional service, supporting 14 Pacific Islands countries. Sala has worked with both government and civil society partners alongside regional and UN partners. She is passionate about growing Pacific youth leaders, to ‘steer their canoe’ in development agendas. Specifically, to harness homegrown solutions and practices to sustain investment gains especially in sexual and reproductive health and governance. With her recent past experience being in governance, program management and gender inclusion, Sala is familiar with programs supported by DFAT, Global Fund and MFAT. Sala values relationships, first working as a peer educator with sex workers in the streets of Suva, Fiji at the onset of the regional HIV response in the early 2000. Since then, her assignments have extended to working with marginalised communities including LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, youth and seafarers. Sala has governance and sociology post graduate qualifications from the University of the South Pacific.

Mareta Salacakau Fong

Mareta Salacakau Fong

Finance Manager, ANZ Bank Fiji

Mareta is the Chair of the ANZ Fiji Banking on Women (BoW) Executive Committee which is an in-house program that focuses on ANZ women’s career progression and well-being by organising activities that are targeted at increasing visibility, boostingconfidence and challenging the status quo. She is currently the Finance Manager for ANZ Fiji and previously held a similar position in Samoa overseeing Finance for Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands. Mareta also worked with children at the Samoa Victims Support Shelter during her time there. She is a member of the Leadership FIJI alumni, Fiji’s Women in Business and a Committee member for the ANZ Fiji Staff Foundation. Mareta has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Tourism from the University of the South Pacific and is a member of CPA Australia.