Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson Director, Pacific Islands and Climate Change

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson is a leading climate change journalist and scholar with a focus on small islands, gender, environmental negotiations and human rights. Lagipoiva Cherelle brings deep experience in Pacific Islands journalism and media startups as the founder and editor of the Pacific Environment Weekly, the first environment news website and syndicate in the Pacific Islands. She also has extensive experience reporting for international newsmedia as a writer for Guardian Australia and a contributor to Al Jazeera, the New Zealand Herald and Agence France Presse.

Lagipoiva Cherelle also brings expertise in climate issues to the New Narratives team having served as consulting writer and editor and thematic expert for SDGs, SIDS, Climate Change and Chemicals at the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services. She has been a consultant and adviser to Internews, the International Labor Organization, Conservation International and the UNDP. Lagipoiva Cherelle has had fellowships at Rutgers University, the Oxford University and at the Australian National University. She is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Center for Samoan Studies at the National University of Samoa.