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Ernest Kristoffer Gibson

Leaders Asia Pacific 2022


Risk Communication and Community Engagement Specialist, World Health Organization





Ernest Kristoffer Gibson is a risk communication and community engagement specialist at the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Office. He has worked with the United Nations Secretary-General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change and the United Nations Office for the Pacific to establish community engagement systems that allow young people, Indigenous peoples, and other marginalized groups to drive a bottom-up approach to development. In 2020, Ernest led a community engagement campaign for the United Nations in 10 Pacific Island nations. The campaign reached thousands of young people from some of the most remote islands and villages, and provided services, listened to their experiences with development projects, and connected them with appropriate channels, such as small grants programs, to address the issues they raised. Ernest believes that sustained systems change can only be achieved through the deliberate involvement of all levels of society.