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Takiora   Ingram

Independent researcher
Non-Government Organization (Cook Islands)
I speak in the following language(s): English, Maori, French

Dr. Takiora Ingram’s expertise includes: Senior Strategic Policy Specialist for Pacific marine resource management, marine Protected Areas Management, regional coastal resilience strategies; Regional Planner for Oceanscapes and Regional Ocean Partnerships climate change, international fisheries, deep seabed mining, Pacific Islands politics, economic development, environmental and social issues. Extensive experience working with Pacific Island leaders, U.S. federal government agencies and international organizations. Effective facilitator, coordinator, communicator, and advocate for environmental issues, including marine protected areas, climate change, coral reef management, deep seabed mining, international fisheries management, tourism; and social issues including women’s and children’s rights, gender equality, family violence counselling, Cook Islands culture and arts, and community/stakeholder consultation and engagement.Takiora is originally from the Cook Islands and has served as Coordinator of the Pacific Regional Ocean Partnership and Associate Director of the Hazards, Climate and Environment Program of the Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawaii, and as Senior Marine Resources Manager working for NOAA, coordinating state and federal national government efforts to conserve coral reefs in the U.S. Takiora has been recognized internationally by the U.S. government’s Coral Reef Task Force and with Stars of Oceania Award from UH Pacific Business Center.
Environmental sciences
Political sciences
Member of
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Pacific Arts Association (PAA)
Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA)
Pacific History Association (PHA)
Australian Association for Pacific Studies (AAPS)
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Geographic places
Historical periods
21st century
20th century
Ancestral Oceania
Indigenous languages
Maori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
  • Consulting Work (2014 to now)
    Application of the precautionary principle to deep seabed mining in the Pacific Islands, anticipated environmental and social impacts, community consultation and participation in decision-making, and building community capacity,
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