THE PROJECT

Inhabitants of the Pacific Islands are among the first impacted by the effects of climate change. As rising seas erode coastlines and ecosystems are impacted by extreme weather, there has been a lack of attention and resources dedicated to supporting local media in reporting on these stories. To address this gap, the Pacific Geojournalism Project works to improve the quantity and quality of information on climate change impacts and resilience strategies available to communities, by equipping local media to produce fact-based, solutions oriented coverage of climate change adaptation issues.

THE GEOJOURNALISM PLATFORM

The InfoPacific GeoJournalism platform has been developed to support and aggregate climate change stories and data from throughout the Pacific Islands. It covers topics including climate change, oceans, water, disasters, food, society, policy, and more.

THE TEAM

Imelda Abano

Content Coordinator - Philippines/Pacific Region

Imelda is an award-winning  Philippine-based environmental journalist, a media trainer and mentor. She leads the coordination and implementation of Internews Earth Journalism Network's activities in the Philippines and in the Pacific Islands.

 

Priestly Habru

Content Coordinator - Solomon Islands

 Priestly is the founding editor of the Island Sun Newspaper, one of only two daily newspapers in the Solomon Islands. He earned a Master's of Arts in Global Media from the University of Adelaide in July 2019. In addition to his Internews Earth Journalism Network duties as content coordinator for the Solomon Islands and the Pacific, he currently writes and edits news with specific interests on the environment, health and gender issues.

Donna Hoerder

Pacific Islands Partnership Coordinator

Donna is a former  a media and communications specialist for international and regional organisations. As the Pacific Partnerships Coordinator based in Fiji, she will work to build the capacity of media and other organisations that share a common goal with Internews.