Mrs. Litia Mawi is Fiji’s Ambassador (Ret’d) to the Pacific and Special Envoy to CROP Agencies – Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific. She was a Career Public Servant for 47 years in various Agencies progressing from Executive Cadet, Budgeteer, Civil Service Reformist, Diplomat to CEO then retired as Roving Ambassador (2011-2017). As Roving Ambassador, she co- initiated the Fiji Volunteer Scheme for Fijian Retired Teachers and Nurses deployment on 3 year terms to Tuvalu, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu on cost sharing arrangements between Fiji and these host island countries. She believes in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in advocating her vision of “A Resilient Pacific through Collective Self-Reliance”. She believes that Development Partners to PSIDS should no longer be asking “What can we do for you “ – They should be asking PSIDS “What can we do to add value to what it is you are already doing to help yourselves and each other ?” She studied at the University of the South Pacific, Australian National University, Royal Institute of Public Administration (London) and European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht, Netherlands).