Mr. Apted is an Associate and Faculty Member of ADCC with extensive experience in communication for development (C4D) and behaviour change communication.
Maurice began his career in C4D in 1975 when he first worked as an Education Radio Producer in the Schools Broadcast Unit of the Ministry of Education in Fiji Islands. Since then, he has gained experience and expertise as C4D Specialist in many areas and served in various capacities in a number of UNICEF Country Offices for over 17 years including serving as Chief of Communication in Ethiopia, Lao, Madagascar, Myanmar, Uganda and Vietnam. Maurice was also the UNAIDS Inter-country Advisor (Social Mobilization and Communication for TB-HIV/AIDS) in Asia Pacific from August 1999-Sept 2002 on loan from UNICEF. Prior to working for UNICEF and UNAIDS/WHO, Maurice worked as Health Education and Communication Specialist in the International Health Programmes of the University of California and Tulane University in the USA. He also worked for the University of South Pacific and as a Communication Consultant for over 10 years.
Maurice Apte earned his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Tulane University, School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 1986; Bachelors of Education (B.Ed) degree from University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands, 1981 and, Diploma in Education (Dip. Ed) from University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands 1974.