Pacific Island Nations: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Mary is a Lead Adviser for the Ministry of Education in Wellington, New Zealand. She currently sits on the Commonwealth Youth Forum 2020 International Taskforce. She also serves as the 350 Pacific Climate Warriors Wellington coordinator which is a network of youth-led, grassroots climate activists from across the Pacific, advocating and working with and for communities on the front-lines of climate change. She holds a Masters (with Honours) in Criminology from the University of Auckland, where her research explored restorative justice as a culturally appropriate approach for dealing with violent offending.
As an advocate for both educational equity and climate justice, Mary advocates that a restorative justice approach alongside the inclusion and valuing of Indigenous knowledge must underpin the development of solutions as well as decision-making.
Pacific Island Nations
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Willy currently works at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nation as the National Biodiversity Conservation Specialist in Vanuatu and the Conference Of Youth (COY16) of the Oceania region under YOUNGO of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In 2015, he became the first Vanuatu recipient of the Queen Young Leaders (QYL) and met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace in London.