At the 10th annual conference of International Funders for Indigenous Peoples CS staff caught up with Maxine Anjiga for an Interview.

MAXINE ANJIGA is the Executive Director of the Papua New Guinea Centre for Locally Managed Areas, an organization that she established to build the capacity of communities to manage marine areas. The organization now serves as the country‘s contact point for the Regional Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) Network and as the coordinating organization of PNG‘s marine community conservation learning network. Originally from Mambutututu Village in Oro Province, Maxine has more 12 years of experience working with NGO‘s and organizational development in PNG, including serving as Women‘s Refugee Coordinator for the Individual & Community Right Advocacy Forum (ICRAF), gender advisor with the AUSAID Policy Project in Papua New Guinea, and training coordinator for the Melanesian NGO Centre for Leadership. Maxine has degrees in Organizational Psychology from the University of Papua New Guinea and a Graduate Diploma in Not For Profit Management form Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand. She has been a member of the Pacific Islands Advisory Board of Global Greengrants Fund since 2010.

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