Anaru Fraser Kaiwhakahaere Matua – General Manager
The new General Manager of Hui E! Community Aotearoa is Anaru Fraser. Formerly working with MPI, MBIE, DOC and MLC he has over 15 years’ international policy development experience in the United Nations area of food security and malnutrition and more broadly in education, health, human rights, justice, environmental and cultural rights related to Indigenous Peoples and civil societies.
He has worked closely on development issues both nationally – Crown-Māori Economic Growth Partnership – and internationally – the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He is part of an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific – and has represented them on a United Nations global committee on Food Security. He is an international advocate for Indigenous Peoples food security in the areas of connecting smallholders to markets, fisheries and aquaculture, land tenure, agriculture investment, nutrition, price volatility, protracted crisis and conflict, climate change and biofuels.
Ronja Ievers External Relations Coordinator
As the External Relations Coordinator, a key focus of mine is coordinating Hui E! regular hui/forums in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and other regions, strengthening relations with groups outside of the sector and supporting the exchange of information. It is important to me that I can add value to Hui E! and your work.
I am an educator at heart and I practice this in a variety of ways – in my work in early childhood education, with pregnant women and their whānau in the community, teaching language, or in my (other part-time) role at the United Nations Association (UNA NZ). Part of my role with the UNA NZ is educating the NZ public about the work of the UN and encourage engagement with it, with a focus on the 2015 adopted Sustainable Development Goals. I also bring experience of working on organisational development, communications, public relations and events.