Sean Mackesy-Buckley studied at Victoria University of Wellington from 2001 - 2007, receiving a Masters Degree in Public Policy/International Development.
Family Planning International
- "I undertake research and advocacy relating to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues that impact on the Pacific region and international development. These include: the costs and benefits of family planning; gender based violence (including sexual violence); SRH and HIV integration; legislative reform; SRH data collation and analysis; unsafe abortion; adolescent health, Official Development Assistance, Millennium Development Goals (specifically MDGs 3, 5 & 6), and; public health.
- This involves: undertaking research (document and field), writing project proposals, parliamentary and conference submissions; writing reports and advocacy tools; developing and managing project budgets; presenting research findings at international / domestic conferences; liaising with international, regional and domestic donors, civil-society organisations and multilateral agencies, and; monitoring/ evaluating current projects.
- I regularly travel within the Asia-Pacific region including: Tonga, Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Noumea, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
In the past I have been involved in a range of restorative justice based projects. These have focused on the New Zealand criminal justice and education systems as well as post conflict environments in specific Pacific Islands."
Mackesy-Buckley lists his specialties as:
- International Development (Focus on the Pacific Region)
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
- Restorative Justice (Youth Diversion)
- Qualitative research
- FPI: Meet Our Team (accessed on March 1, 2012)