Anju Mangal

Anju Mangal

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Biography

Anju Mangal holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and GIS at the University of the South Pacific; a Certificate in Internet Governance from the Diplo Foundation, Switzerland; and a Certificate in ESRI ArcGIS from the University of Hawaii. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Governance at the University of the South Pacific. Anju is the Information Specialist at the Land Resources Division in the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). She is working towards the development of information knowledge management (IKM) activities in Land Resources Division (LRD), SPC, where she is in-charge of training LRD staff in IKM and data management information systems. Ms Mangal promotes participatory approaches to support sustainable management of natural resources through geographical information systems (GIS) and coordinates appropriate training to build capacity in ICTs, using the Internet to access web-based information systems within the 22 Pacific Island Countries. Her project "Participatory 3D GIS Modelling Exercise for Resource Use, Development Planning and Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Fiji" received the e-culture World Summit Award in 2007. Ms Mangal is the Chairwoman of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) Women in ICT Special Interest Group, which aims to help Pacific women better understand the current state of access, participation, and leadership of Pacific Women in ICTs. She served as a Board member of PICISOC for two years. She is particularly interested in working to increase the participation of women, youth, and people with disabilities, who are amongst the most neglected groups in ICT.