Tag Archives: Pacific Islands

Local Intermediaries in International Exploration Conference

17-18 July 2013, ANU Commons (download program). “The history of exploration has often been thought of as a heroic drama in which the explorer is the principal narrator and protagonist. This two day conference will discuss exploration as a collective effort … Continue reading

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Pacific Economic Monitor (July 2013)

This edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates 2013 and 2014 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB’s Pacific developing member countries. The theme of the policy briefs included in this issue is regional cooperation and integration. Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ‘The Peoples of the South Pacific (Oceania) in the First World War: Nation, Nationalism and the Sense of Belonging’ International Conference (Amiens 17-19 April and Rochefort 27-29 May, 2014)

‘Les Océaniens dans la Première Guerre mondiale: Nation, nationalisme et sentiment d’appartenance’ Colloque international (Amiens 17-19 avril et Rochefort 27-29 mai). “The research programme Overseas and South Pacific (Oceania) Destinies, 1914–2018: Nation, Nationalism and the Sense of Belonging (DOMO 14–18), which aims … Continue reading

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Regional health programs in the Pacific: re-thinking efficiencies

The increased focus on global health seen around the world over the last decade has helped achieve some remarkable gains. At the same time, there… Continue reading

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RAMSI: ten years on

This is the first in a series of blog posts looking at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as it marks its tenth… Continue reading

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Devpolicy Blog facelift

After 2½ years, nearly 700 posts and 1,000 comments, the Devpolicy Blog has undergone a major facelift. Read more about the changes at Devpolicy.org.

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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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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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SPC Public Health Division’s new Scientific and Technical Expert Group

On 16-17 June 2013, The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Public Health Division (PHD) held a meeting in Noumea to establish a new Scientific and Technical Expert Group. The group is intended to “guide PHD’s future direction and priorities, and … Continue reading

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West Papua – advocacy, dialogue & engagement

On the eve of the MSG Leaders’ Summit, the Pacific Institute for Public Policy argues that, “it’s time to talk frankly and openly about West Papua’s future. Melanesian leaders face a question integral to their collective identity: How and whether West … 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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Time for coordinated action on equity funding for Pacific SMEs

When it comes to equity funding in the Pacific, there has never been a lack of anecdotal evidence of some success and many failures. Many businesses are stuck in a “vicious circle”. They are starved of much needed investment and unable to raise funds to invest in quality management skills and capital equipment. Lack of management know-how is in turn cited by fund managers as the single most inhibiting risk […] Continue reading

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Development Policy Centre Annual Report 2012

The ANU’s Development Policy Centre has a mandate to “research and promote discussion of – aid effectiveness, the Pacific and PNG, and development policy”. Read more about their work in the Development Policy Centre’s 2012 Annual Report.  If you don’t have time … Continue reading

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Pasifika Youth Camp (11-13 September 2013)

Pasifika Youth Camp offers high school students in years 9 and 10 an informative, interactive and fun camp celebrating Pasifika culture and encouraging educational aspirations. Apply here by or before 1 August 2013.

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Job: Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow Position

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific seeks to expand and deepen our outreach and research capacity on migrant Pacific communities with a special emphasis … Continue reading

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