Transitions for the Central Asia Program

After a decade of service to the stewards of biocultural diversity in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey, Erjen Khamaganova has completed her term as our Program Officer for Central Asia. She will be retiring from The Christensen Fund as of December 31, 2017.
Erjen’s tenure at the helm of the Central Asia Program coincided with a post-Soviet […]

Melanesia Program Update

Today marks a transition for the Christensen Fund as Catherine Sparks, our Program Officer for Melanesia, completes her tenure with the foundation.
Catherine has been a Christensen colleague and friend for more than nine years. Her departure has been long planned, in line with our policy of term limits for Program Officers. Catherine is transitioning from […]

Acerca de la violencia en contra de los defensores de los Territorios Indígenas

Iniciamos el Año Nuevo celebrando el reconocimiento de los derechos ancestrales de nueve comunidades indígenas de Indonesia sobre sus territorios forestales. Hoy, estamos devastados por el asesinato de Isidro Baldenegro López, la segunda chispa brillante y galardonado con el Premio Goldman extinta por fuerzas oscuras, después de Berta Cáceres.
De la manera más firme, El Fondo […]

On Violence to Defenders of Indigenous Territories

We began the New Year by celebrating Indonesia’s landmark recognition of the rights of nine Indigenous communities to their ancestral forests. Today, we are devastated by the assassination of Isidro Baldenegro López, the second Goldman Prize winner and bright spark — after Berta Cáceres — to be extinguished by dark forces.
In the strongest terms, […]

Staff Changes at Christensen for 2017

The new year will bring several notable changes to The Christensen Fund.
As part of a planned transition, Dr. Bea Calo is wrapping up over a decade of leadership at Christensen, where she initially served as Director of Operations and, over the past three years, as Director of Grantmaking. Bea’s impact on The Christensen Fund has been […]