Rodney Ingersoll has developed systems to manage and train local indigenous staff in over 300 community development short courses throughout Papua New Guinea and Australia. Courses have included microfinance, village water supply, land management, chicken farming, duck farming, fish farming, aquaponics, carpentry, village leadership, hygiene & sanitation, literacy, sewing, local markets establishment, vegetable, potato and coffee farming.
He practices what he preaches and is working to transform his Cairns backyard into a sustainable training facility where he hosts weekend workshops, University & school excursions and talks on Aquaponic gardening, Biodiversity & Sustainable living. For more info, see his website www.AquaponicGardener.com.au
Rod has a passion for conserving PNG rainforest and traditional culture. Rods currently in the process of documenting his time living in a PNG rainforest for a year breeding threatened species for Conservation (birds of paradise, cassowaries & tree kangaroos) while playing with illegal loggers.
Rod Ingersoll is a highly qualified and awarded Community Development practitioner & Ecologist who splits his life between Australia & the Papua New Guinea highlands.
Rod assists local tribes & mines to develop & implement sustainable and socially responsible Community Development & Environmental programs eg. Food Security, Health & Wellbeing, Education, Business. Academically,
Rodney holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Resource Management (Honours) is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) & has Environmental Auditing qualifications and has over 18 years’ practical grass roots community development, & environmental management experience working for NGOs, Local & State Government, Business and Global companies.
HIs work is internationally recognised and he has received several medals of honour for Environmental Management, Sustainable Development and Community service.