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Andy E. Nystrom, PPP archivist & research assistant.

At the heart of PPP is our members, staff, interns, board, and the volunteers. This organization would not exist without the continuing support and engagement of many amazing people. "PPP is especially grateful to our long time volunteer Andy Nystrom who has been with us since 2010," says Executive Director, April Ingham. "In particular, since 2012 he has spent thousands of hours at the PPP office keeping our records and information straight, and helping with research. Andy is a multitalented volunteer rising to a variety of challenges."

Among many things, Andy maintains the PPP Donor database, updating information and issuing receipts as applicable. He also maintains a spreadsheet on NGOs of the South Pacific, and throughout the year he creates pages of links with descriptions, such as Climate Change in Fiji and Vanuatu.

When Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, he stepped in immediately to research news stories on the damage and official responses to the disaster, as well as sending out press releases/event listings for the PPP fundraiser "Vanuatu: We are With You" (p.10).

Andy has created an index of all articles and photos in every issue of Tok Blong Pasifik.

He has also scanned in issues for which there was only a physical copy. For One Wave Festival where he served on the committee, the Pacific Networking Conference and promotion of the Te Vaka musical performance, he sent out publicity press releases/ event board listings. In addition, he worked on a trivia contest which he emceed for PPP's AGM. It is an understatement to say that Andy is a valuable member of the PPP team!

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Date:Dec 22, 2015
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