SPC Talks: The role of Statistics in Pacific development programmes


In this conversation from the "SPC Talks" series, Alison Carrington, Australia's Consul-General in Noumea, Dr Stuart Minchin, SPC Director-General and Epeli Waqavonovono, Director of the SPC's Statistics for Development Division discuss the role of Statistics in Pacific development programmes.

Statistics for Development Division (SDD)




Alison Carrington

Australia's Consul-General in Noumea, New Caledonia

Ms Carrington is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was most recently the Director of DFAT's Queensland State Office. Ms Carrington holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.

She was Australia's Consul-General in Noumea, New Caledonia from August 2019 until October 2021.

Stuart Minchin

Director-General (Noumea)

Before he joined the Pacific Community (SPC) on 23 January 2020, Dr Minchin previously served as Chief of the Environmental Geoscience Division of Geoscience Australia, a centre of expertise in the Australian Government for environmental earth science issues and the custodian of national environmental geoscience data, information and knowledge. He has represented Australia in key international forums and has been the Principal Delegate to both the UN Global Geospatial Information Management Group of Experts (UNGGIM) and the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

Epeli Waqavonovono

Director, Statistics for Development Division (Noumea)