Shiva Gounden

Shiva Gounden photo

Shiva is the Pacific Community Engagement Manager and Advisor at Greenpeace Australia Pacific with a background in humanitarian work, social justice and community development in post-conflict and disaster areas.

Shiva is Fijian-born, living in Australia, has experienced more than 25 cyclones in his life, including twin cyclones Kevin and Judy in Vanuatu in 2023.

He says he is the product of the experience, observations, generational story transfer and resilience of climate impacts to Pasifika communities, traditions, languages and identities.

Shiva has been prominently featured in global media about the impacts of climate change on the Pacific region.