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Ms. April Ingham

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Executive Director, Pacific Peoples' Partnership

April Ingham has been the Executive Director of Pacific Peoples’ Partnership since 2009. In that time she has helped to oversee multi-year CIDA funded projects for civil society conflict transformation in Manokwari, West Papua, including the development of a women’s network and cooperatives; she has also assisted with the development of communications strategies along the Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea; hosted and helped produce three major Pacific conferences; and produced public engagement programs that connect Indigenous peoples of Canada and the South Pacific while opening space for all that care about Pacific concerns.

April has recently been appointed to the Board of the Canada Council for International Cooperation, and is an advisor to the School of Technology and Education at Royal Roads University. She boasts an impressive career and record of service within the non-profit sector, most notably with the First Peoples' Cultural Foundation, public art galleries, the BC Arts Council and the BC Museums Association. Throughout her career, April has successfully managed complex projects in a cross-cultural and multi-stakeholder context.

Prior to joining PPP, she worked for three years as Production Manager for the nationally broadcast Indigenous arts and culture television show "The New Canoe". She is also credited as part of the development team for the web based Indigenous language archiving system First Voices. April is particularly concerned about increasing access to quality education throughout the South Pacific.