Miss Radika Kumar is currently working as the National Trade Adviser under the Commonwealth Secretariats, EU Funded Hub and Spokes II programme. She is based in the Republic of Marshall Islands which is a small island state in the Pacific region.
Miss Radika is also a final year Phd student in Economics and International Trade. She is associated with the University of the South Pacific and holds a Masters Degree in Economics with a special focus in International Trade in Services and Regionalism.
She also holds a Postgraduate Degree in Economics and an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Financial Management, Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Education. She also holds a specialised diploma in Advanced Trade Policy Course from Geneva and a Diploma in Legal Instruments of International Economic Relations and Regional Integration from the University of Barcelona.
Her area of interest is International Trade and Economics. She has profound knowledge and understanding of the various trade dynamics of the Pacific region at the regional and multilateral front. She had represented countries in the Pacific in major trade negotiations. Radika had represented Fiji at the World Trade Organization in the ongoing Doha negotiations, during her internship at the WTO. She is also assisting the trade team of the Republic of Marshall Islands in the current ongoing Pacific Agreement of Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus Agreement at the regional level. Furthermore, she has also worked on the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA), the Melanesian Spearehead Group Agreement (MSG) and also is involved in the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between the Pacific and the European Union. In addition to this, she is also working with the Republic of Marshall Islands trade team on the new sub-regional initiative of the Micronesian Trade and Economic Community (MTEC) in the North Pacific and the US-Compact Agreement between the United States and the Freely Associated States (FAS).
Aside from this, she is also working with the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands in implementing their Trade Policy Framework and has embarked on a number of policies for the successful implementation of the dossier.