Karen is the Director of the Land Resources Division. She is supporting the development of the Pacific Community’s integrated programme to strengthen Pacific food systems for improved health, nutrition and resilience outcomes and has been actively involved in project development to support the economic empowerment of women through agricultural value chains.
Karen has experience in NGO capacity building and management and has worked in rural development in the Pacific Region for close to 20 years with a focus on organic agriculture as a path to social and economic development. She has served in various roles in SPC for the last 9 years. Currently she is President of the IFOAM Organics International and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Fairtrade Australia New Zealand. She is a national of Samoa and Australia.