Mere Nailatikau is a development professional from Fiji with experience in public diplomacy, research and strategic communication. She is a Fulbright Scholar undertaking a Master of Public Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs (2022-2024). She has consulted for various regional and multilateral agencies and hosted season 2 of Vosa, a podcast supported by the World Bank. With an MA in Development Studies from The University of the South Pacific, Mere has worked in development programs with a presence in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Nauru.
Fiji: A chance to stop political history repeating
A successful transition of power holds opportunity but only if politics can move beyond a cycle of winners and losers.
Where the buck stops: aid in Fiji
The development funding arena in the Pacific is a crowded space. But local actors are often forced to take back seat.
This year’s Pacific elections marginalise and isolate too many
As 2022 national polls unfold, it is evident that a global decline in democracy is disadvantaging the most vulnerable.
The promise and peril of statistics in Fiji
The Pacific nation needs a new social contract on data for any meaningful change to occur in at-risk communities.