Citizen Diplomacy Celebration

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Join us for a relaxed evening of conversation with twelve young leaders from Pacific Island Nations participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program. Download the event flyer hereThis event is co-sponored by the U.S. Department of State.

Event Details:

Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:30-7:30 PM 

Aloha Beer Company
700 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Free Admisisson
Free Valet Parking 
Drinks and pupus will be available for purchase

RSVP by November 7th to Ana at or (808) 944-7782.

About the Pacific Island Leaders: 

These young leaders are from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga.  In their communities they work to develop and empower youth, promote economic development, run and support social enterprises, protect the environment, reduce poverty and inequality, end domestic violence, and so much more!  

Mr. Mori Mori, Federated States of Micronesia
Assistant Coordinator, Anti-Human Trafficking Program, Department of Justice

Mr. Giffney "Dwain" Ah Tong Qalovaki, Fiji
Director, Dwain Qalovaki & Associates

Ms. Manuia Maiti, French Polynesia
Founder, Tahiti Art Crafts

Mr. Sealend Laiden, Marshall Islands
Entrepreneur and Camp Counselor, Canoes of the Marshall Islands

Ms. Genna Tiobech, New Zealand
Coordinator, Gender Development, Ministry of Internal and Cultural Affairs

Ms. Teaoakamaru "Maru" Mariri, Cook Islands 
Owner & Director, Rarotonga Catering Services

Mr. Siosaia "Sia" Mataele, Tonga
Management Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mr. Daniel Ngg Cho, Samoa
Business Owner, DNC VIZION

Ms. Katrina "Kat" Tauefasi, Niue
Membership and Marketing Officer, Niue Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Shay Wright, New Zealand
Co-Founder & Director, Te Whare Hukahuka

Mr. Dagia "Dagi" Aka, Papua New Guinea
Coordinator, Youth Integrity Program, Transparency International Inc.

Ms. Sesimani Marie "Mani" Lokotui, Tonga 
National Coordinator, Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Program, Civil Society Forum


About IVLP: 

The International Visitor Leadership Program is designed to encourage collaboration and mutual understanding between the U.S. and countries throughout the world.  Leaders are able to share experiences and best practices, while building trust and empathy across nations, one handshake at a time.