News 27 Oct 2020
The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) Board Chair and Acting Chief Executive Fiso John Fiso is pleased to welcome Safia Archer to the team.
Safia joins Laree Taula as Partnerships and Special Projects Officer (Engagements, Research, and Data) at the PCF’s newly established office based in Wellington.
"I’m excited about Safia’s contribution to the PCF’s important work in the Pacific region and New Zealand, given her vast experience and intrinsic knowledge of the PCF," Fiso John Fiso said.
"It’s great to see one of our own interns now contributing to the PCF in this very important role.”
Safia comes to the PCF with a background in special projects, campaigns, public relations, and media in both the public and private sectors, including New Zealand’s United Nations Security Council Campaign with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ministerial trade missions with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and the Eye on Earth Alliance Summit in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (UAE).
Safia first worked with the PCF as an intern through the media exchange programme in 2017, where she reported for local media and engaged with government and non-governmental organisations in Fiji, her paternal homeland.
“It was through my internship with the Pacific Cooperation Foundation that I was first able to establish meaningful connections in the Pacific that I look forward to fostering in this new role, working to make sustainable impact by connecting, informing, and enabling Pacific communities,” Safia said.
“With the environmental, social, and economic responses, challenges, and opportunities that the wider Pacific faces today, the PCFs refreshed vision comes at a time when it is vital that we support, promote, and empower Pacific individuals and organisations to achieve their goals.”
Safia holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations, a postgraduate diploma in Journalism, and a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing. For the past year, Safia has been working towards her masters in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters.