Who makes Eklektus Inc. tick?
research & evaluation + project management + community engagement
Carla Wilson has over twelve years experience designing, researching and evaluating community engagement and outreach programmes. Her speciality is developing and evaluating effective ways to engage young people, communities and visitors with their natural and culture heritage.
She has a long association with the New Zealand Department of Conservation, particularly in the areas of monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental education and community participation initiatives. She also has extensive experience working in partnership with indigenous peoples (iwi/hapu) to research, record, and publish stories and information on traditional and modern methods of natural resource management.
Carla has also prepared and managed exhibitions and publications on World Heritage in the Pacific, in partnership with Pacific state parties, as part of her role as project/event manager for the 31st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Carla works as a consultant with many local and central government agencies in New Zealand. She has spoken extensively at international conferences on working in research partnerships with communities, including indigenous peoples. Carla has a Masters of Social Science degree, and has an ongoing association, lecturing and supervising students in the Department of Museum Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.