Ms. Gisa Fuatai Purcell
Gisa Fuatai Purcell was the Head, LSE Division at the Development Bureau of
the International Telecommunication Union. She was responsible for ITU-D’s
activities concerning special assistance to least developed countries
(LDCs) small island developing states (SIDS) land locked countries (LLDCs)
and countries in special needs. She was also responsible for Emergency
Telecommunication, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. She is also
responsible for ITU-BDT Study Question 8/2: Strategies and policies for the
proper disposal or reuse of telecommunication/ICT waste material.
Gisa holds a Master of Commerce and Administration from the Victoria
University of Wellington, New Zealand; with a major in telecommunication
and information systems.
Prior to joining ITU, Gisa was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer for
the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Samoa after
working as ICT and Financial consultant in Wellington, New Zealand for many