Taera is a projects officer with the Climate Change and Development Authority. Her role is to provide research, analysis, technical advice and policy development on the identified priority areas for climate change adaptation in PNG.
The program Taera will join is titled “Our Planet - Climate Change and Renewable Energy”, and runs from January 23 through February 10 in the United States.
Together with 24 other participants from around the world, Taera will be introduced to U.S. energy policies at the international, federal, state and local levels; examine climate change indicators, risks, and adaptation measures; analyse innovations in clean energy and alternative fuel science; and examine U.S. efforts to promote international cooperation climate change management.
Taera will visit Seattle, Washington; Washington, D.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Denver, Colorado.
The IVLP program is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience the United States firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts and experts from other nations.
Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.
The Office of International Visitors within the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs manages IVLP projects.
(Jasmine Taera with US Ambassador Catherine Eber-Gray, Deputy Chief of Mission Joel Maybury and Public Affairs Officer Beverly Thacker)