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Rex Horoi

Executive Director for the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI)
Rex Horoi

Rex Horoi is the Executive Director for the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI), a position he has held since 2000. The Foundation is the largest, most experienced secular civil society network in the Pacific and works to foster self-reliance and sustainable development.

As a former Solomon Islands Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador to the United States and High Commissioner to Canada, Rex combines his vast experience in international negotiations with regional and community best practice in leadership. He was born and raised in a village on the island of Makira in the Solomon Islands.

Rex is passionate about linking Pacific communities to green technology investment and sustainable development to become more resilient and self-reliant. Rex believes in using modern technology to ensure the voices of the marginalised (women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, the poor of the poorest and people with disabilities) are heard by policy makers. He is known internationally for his `Two Ice-cream Cone’ paradigm, which links grassroots communities (the bottom ice-cream cone) with policy makers (the top ice-cream cone).