Tag Archives: Solomon Islands

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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Improving silvicultural and economic outcomes for community timber plantations in Solomon Islands by interplanting with Flueggea flexuosa and other Pacific agroforestry species

Final report for project [FST/2007/020] Improving silvicultural and economic outcomes for community timber plantations in Solomon Islands by interplanting with Flueggea flexuosa and other Pacific agroforestry species
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Peace in the Pacific (Concert by Fred Smith)

A concert on 13 July 2013 in Canberra to mark the 10th anniversary of the withdrawal of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville and the commencement of RAMSI. Read more about this and other Pacific-related events by clicking the event tab (above) or … 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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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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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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Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra

This three day multi-disciplinary conference focused on the negative social consequences of belief in sorcery and witchcraft in Melanesia (the conference booklet with program, abstracts and speakers is available here).  Approximately half the speakers were from PNG, Vanuatu and Solomon … Continue reading

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Second Chance for Pacific Island Countries to Avoid the Intellectual Property Straightjacket

Last week it was reported that the World Trade Organisation’s TRIPS Council have given Least Developed Countries (LDCs) an exemption from implementing any intellectual property laws until 2021. So what does this mean for the Pacific Islands?  Simply put, it … 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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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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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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Update on GEF IWRM projects in Pacific Island Countries

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Pacific Implementing Sustainable Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Pacific Island Countries project recently issued progress snapshots for: Fiji, FSM, Majuro Atoll (Marshall Islands), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

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Tribute to the late Professor Darrell Tryon (1942-2013)

by Emeritus Professor Malcolm Ross, Pacific Linguistics, ANU. Emeritus Professor Darrell Tryon, longtime researcher into the languages of Vanuatu, the Solomons and the Loyalty Islands, died in Canberra on Wednesday 15th May at the age of 70. Darrell had been … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands – Country partnership strategy for the period FY2013-2017 (English)

The World Bank’s first full Country Partnership Strategy for the Solomon Islands, covering the period 2013-2017, is now available.

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Final Report of the Solomon Islands Truth & Reconciliation Commission unofficially released

At the height of the ethnic tensions in Solomon Islands, in 2000, the Solomon Islands Christian Association requested that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission be established. Further to the passage of an Act of Parliament in 2008, this came about in 2009. In February of 2012 the Commission presented its five-volume report to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. Under the terms of the governing Act, ‘The Prime Minister on receiving […] Continue reading

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