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Calendar iconUpdated December 05, 2022

Shanty Sigrah-Asher serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pacific Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs within the Federated States of Micronesia National Government. Prior to this assignment, Shanty was a legal assistant secretary at a prestigious law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii. During her years of employment with the FSM National Government, Shanty has had the opportunity to staff, assist and advise various leaders and officials on a wide-array of public policy issues. Currently, Shanty acts as the primary point of contact for all Pacific Countries and Regional Organizations in the FSM, including facilitation of overseas aid from Australia and New Zealand, coordination of technical assistance from CROP Agencies such as the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFs), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Forum Fisheries Agency and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP). Shanty is a graduate of Kosrae High School and attended Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she received her Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law. Shanty later undertook the Advanced Security Cooperation Course at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii at Fort Derussy. Shanty has a wonderful family, husband Ron and three daughters: Shanielyn, Ayorine, and Elmerlyn, and considers her family as the most rewarding blessing from above.

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ELDP Participants Learn to Navigate Leadership Roles in the Pacific Islands

Calendar iconDec 28, 2022

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The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives held the first session of the 2023 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs in 2008 and...

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Executive Leadership Development Program | Interview by Buenas in the Morning

Calendar iconDec 27, 2022

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With funding support from the US Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs, the Executive Leadership Development Program's 2023 cohort convened in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP is comprised of emerging public sector leaders from the US-Affiliated Insular areas. Jason...

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Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.