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Shrinking, Sinking, Resurfacing: Small Islands and Natural Hazards in Historical and Current Perspectives (22-24 November 2012)

Workshop at the Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. “Small islands have largely been ignored by mainstream historical research. Why, after all, should scholars be interested in the past of seemingly unimportant patches of land, especially if they are … Continue reading

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Pacific and Caribbean integration: between a rock and a hard place?

This post is based on Bob Warner’s recently published Development Policy Discussion Paper, Caribbean integration – lessons for the Pacific. In a recent post, Matthew Dornan expressed concern that a recent damning review of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat may be ignored.  The Forum is not the only regional body contemplating critical reviews. A recent draft report by the Asian Development Bank Institute was quite critical of the Secretariat of […] Continue reading

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Support for the ACP culture sector (grants)

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat) is seeking proposals for cultural cooperation projects at intra-ACP wide level to (i) reinforce the creation and production of cultural goods and services in the ACP States … Continue reading

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African Caribbean Pacific/European Union Conference

11-15 June, 2012. Port Vila, Vanuatu [see http://acpeuvanuatu2012.org]

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“Globalisation: Islands Adapting to Change” (Islands of the World XII Conference 2012)

29 May – 1 June, 2012, The Virgin Islands (BVI) International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) [read more…]

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A new Call for Proposals under the intra-ACP academic mobility scheme has been launched.

The intra-ACP academic mobility scheme promotes higher education cooperation between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). It funds partnerships between higher education institutions (HEIs) from different countries within these … Continue reading

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The Pacific is not the Caribbean, and other tales from Suva

This year has seen the arrival in the region of a body called the ADBI – not well known in the Pacific, but this is essentially a dedicated research arm of the Asian Development Bank based out of Japan (the ‘I’ stands for Institute). Up until now its focus has mainly been on the Asian bit of the Asia Pacific, but this year they decided to offer their considerable research talents to the Pacific region. Initially the ADBI seem to be looking to establish a […] Continue reading

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