Executive Director, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership
April Ingham has been the Executive Director of Pacific Peoples’ Partnership since 2009. In that time she has managed 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, water security, and economic strategies along the Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea; hosted and helped produce four major Pacific conferences; and produced award winning public engagement programs that connect Indigenous peoples of Canada and the South Pacific while opening space for all that care about Pacific concerns.
April is Co-Chair of the Canada Council for International Cooperation, a founding member of the Southern Vancouver Island Chapter of BCCIC, and is a member of the Indigenous Led Funds working group. She boasts an impressive career and record of service within the nonprofit sector, most notably with the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation, Peace Gallery North, 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.