Hon. Francesca Rianna Semoso OBE

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Hon. Francesca Rianna Semoso OBE

Party: Independent

Electorate: Tsitalto Open

Province: AROB

Political Status: ARB Deputy Speaker; Candidate

Summary Biography

  1. Former Deputy Speaker and Women Representative, North Bougainville, 2005-2010
  2. Artist – actress, dancer 1982-1987
  3. Radio Journalist 1987-2001
  4. Commissioner – Bougainville Constitution Commission 2002-2004
  5. Director – Board of the National Cultural Commission 2003-2006
  6. Advocate on gender issues, HIV/AIDS, violence against women
  7. Chairperson – Parliamentary Committee on HIV/AIDS 2005-2010
  8. Recipient: “Order of the British Empire” for Service to the “People of Bougainville & the Arts”

Key Achievements

  • Policy on HIV/AIDS A.B.6
  • Recipient of Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Commissioner – Bougainville Constitutional Commission