QUESTION: Which Fijian journalist, after having faced and covered climate change in the Pacific Islands for 20 years, has become a leading voice on global warming’s effect on the Pacific Islands and beyond?
Ulamila Kurai Wragg resides in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, where she and her family have witnessed increasing sea surges, eroding shorelines, cyclones, and dried river beds. For many years, these tribulations of climate change in the islands had gone unnoticed, and Wragg became compelled to raise awareness and drive the issues of climate change into the forefront of social and political consciousness. A journalist by profession and an activist at heart, Wragg has used her voice and her knowledge of media to help share her message with the world and to inspire other Pacific Islander women in media to be a voice on climate change. In 2008, she co-founded Pacific WAVE (Women Advancing a Vision of Empowerment)—a nonprofit organization focused on climate change, HIV/AIDS, and violence against women— and is the Executive Coordinator of the Pacific Gender Climate Coalition.
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