Tag Archives: Fiji

Sharing Perceptions of Adaptation, Resilience and Climate Knowledge

“UNESCO’s Apia office for the Pacific States is excited to have launched an important and innovative new project in Fiji that will investigate climate change perceptions, decision making and adaptive capacities of communities in the Pacific. The project will also … Continue reading

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PhD Scholarship with SSGM Program

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is seeking a highly motivated student to pursue doctoral research from early 2014. The scholarship provides an opportunity for an outstanding scholar with a background in political science, anthropology, human geography, … Continue reading

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World Bank updates website

The World Bank has updated significant portions of its website, including its pages for Papua New Guinea and for the Pacific Islands (for the World Bank, this includes – Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Solomon … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Site for Fiji (Levuka)

The Historic Port Town of Levuka (Ovalau Island, Fiji) has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List at the 37th Session of the World Heritage Committee, in Phnom Penh (and Siem Reap-Angkor), Cambodia. It is the first site in … Continue reading

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Mid-year at the Melanesian Spearhead Group

This year, as predicted, is shaping up to be one of great significance for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and its constituent members. The silver jubilee celebrations have been continuing, and today (20 June) sees the annual leaders’ summit in Noumea, at which point the chairmanship will transfer from Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji to Victor Tutugoro, the spokesperson for the Front de Libération et Socialiste (FLNKS) of New Caledonia. […] Continue reading

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New Pacific Islands Field School course at ANU

This new Pacific Studies course introduces students to the Pacific through practical engagement with the islands. The emphasis is on integrating formal learning with first hand experience. The in-country work will include fieldtrips, practical assignments and formal classes and tutorials … Continue reading

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Navigating Pacific Studies

Semester Two 2013 will see the introduction of an entirely online course into the Bachelor of Pacific Studies syllabus – a first for Pacific Studies at the ANU. PASI 1011 / 6001: Navigating Pacific Studies has been jointly developed by Dr Roannie … Continue reading

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Pacific Buzz (June 19): MSG summit underway | Deep-sea minerals | Fisheries agreements | Tonga budget | More

A roundup of political and economic news by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS West Papua decision delayed: MSG summit gets underway Political leaders and officials from Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia’s indigenous political movement–the Front De Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS)–have gathered in Noumea for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) summit. Members will discuss a wide range of issues […] Continue reading

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Jobs: SSGM Pacific Research Fellow Positions

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is seeking to appoint two Pacific Research Fellows with ongoing research interests in Melanesia (PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, New … Continue reading

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Job: Systems Administrator for PIF Secretariat

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Administrator to join their Corporate Services team in Suva, Fiji on a full time basis.

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ANU medical students fundraise for Fiji

Photo Left to right: Casey Tipping, Blair Burke, Alistair Michell, Christina Hodge and Juliana Mai (by John Yek). “Fundraising is underway for the seventh Fiji Village Project (FVP), an ANU Medical School initiative to deliver vital services in the South … Continue reading

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Australia Awards Fellowships (Round 14 closes 19 June 2013)

Applications are currently open for Round 14, for Australia Awards Fellowships beginning in 2014 (close 19 June 2013). Visit AusAID’s AAF page for more information. Australia Awards Fellowships provide senior officials and mid-career professionals from developing countries with the opportunity … Continue reading

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Australian influence on WB and ADB loans to Fiji: the China factor

A recent excellent article by Stephen Howes argues that it is contradictory of Australia and NZ to have influenced the World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to not lend to Fiji while increasing their own aid to Fiji. Howes was concerned that the WB and ADB appeared to be instruments of rich countries like Australia, rather than “problem-solving tools for all countries”. All well and good. But then […] Continue reading

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The Pacific Plan and non-self-governing territories in the Pacific

In the latest Podcast from the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), Nic Maclellan “discusses the capacity of United Nations agencies, the Pacific Islands Forum and other regional organisations to advance decolonisation initiatives in the region” with specific … Continue reading

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Breaking the Spell: update on sorcery and witchcraft conference

“Widespread practice and belief in sorcery and witchcraft are not only linked to brutal violence and killings in Melanesia – they are stifling the development and modernisation of the region” writes Belinda Cranston. Read her article, or more about the … Continue reading

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