CIFAL Honolulu Centre aspires to empower Pacific peoples to create a sustainable future that reflects their values and the priorities of their communities. The center educates and empowers current and future Pacific peoples through inclusive knowledge-sharing and action in order to make values-based decisions in service to sustainable development in our communities.
CIFAL Honolulu's main priorities include:
- climate action
- advocating for the oceans
- reducing inequalities
- developing programs that pursue peace, justice and strong institutions.
CIFAL HONOLULU DIRECTOR
Gail Grabowsky, Ph.D.
Dr. Gail Grabowsky is Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a Professor of Environmental Science and Studies at Chaminade University. Dr. Grabowsky has been the Director of Chaminade’s Environmental Studies Program since its inception in 2000. She has published an award-winning book: ‘50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save Hawaii’ and appeared as a “science character” in National Geographic/Sea Studios’ series: The Shape of Life. Dr. Grabosky was appointed by Governors Cayetano and Lingle to serve on the State’s Environmental Council for eight years, the last two as Chair. She has also helped advise on policy and education as a member of the Advisory Council for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, now known as Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument a World Heritage site in Hawaii.