Benjamin Blackshaw
Communications Coordinator, ICDP
Tel +61 2 8303 2434

Benjamin joined Global Access Partners as an intern with the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP) in August 2018. As Communications Coordinator, he maintains ICDP's active social media and website presence along with its community engagement platform, while also playing an active role behind the scenes implementing the Pacific Connect Program.

Benjamin graduated from University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Global Studies (majoring in International Law) and a Diploma in Languages (Chinese). He has a keen interest in Australia's engagement with the Pacific and is undertaking postgraduate studies in Pacific development. He enjoys learning languages, which are relevant to his interests in Australia-Pacific relations and Pacific regionalism.

Outside of GAP and ICDP, Benjamin is an active sportsman and enjoys playing the Soprano and Alto Saxophones.