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Tag Archives: Pacific Islands
Fiji’s coup leader-turned Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama may star on the international stage, where many diplomats take at face value his reformist claims, but his… Continue reading
The Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland is a global leader in the study of the Pacific Islands. The Centre is an interdisciplinary unit which is home to a large group of scholars specializing in the study … Continue reading
“A new animation video has been launched aimed at supporting communities across the Pacific to be better prepared for climate change and disasters.
Several journals have recently featured articles on China’s emerging role in the Pacific Islands, including the special issue of Pacific Affairs (Volume 86 No.2, June 2013) on ‘Global Perspectives on Chinese Investment’ (edited by Paul D’Arcy and Graeme Smith): Asian Investment in … Continue reading
January 28 to February 7, 2014 (Australian National University, Canberra) State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is offering twelve scholarship awards to graduate students, scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, NGOs and other professional bodies in the … Continue reading
Read closing statements from the Joint meeting on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fiji (8-12 July) on the SPREP website.
[Photograph: Stefen Würm in 1956.] Date: 17 July 2013 Time: 9:45 for a 10am start to 3:30pm Venue: Chancelry Building #10, Mills room (See the program and venue location) The Würm Symposia were established in 2011 to encourage dialogue between … Continue reading
An AusAID account of two recent conferences at the ANU: SSGM’s inaugural State of the Pacific (SOTP 13) and The Development Policy Centre’s PNG and Pacific Update.
The latest issue of the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier for Asia and the Pacific (ICH Courier #16) is now available. It includes: A summary of the 2013 Sub-regional Information and Network Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in the … Continue reading
Increased competition for tuna is causing tension between local fishers and industrial vessels in some Pacific Islands, and the Heads of Pacific Island Fisheries Departments have tasked the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to examine the issue.
The problem occurs when industrial vessels compete with small-scale local fisheries (‘artisanal fisheries’) for the same fish, in the same area and during the same season. It is worse in areas where the industrial catch is large.
Recently, Tess Newton Cain spent time chatting with Francis Herman. You can listen to a podcast of their conversation here or download the full transcript… Continue reading
[Photo: Dr Henry Ivarature (far left), from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), addresses the U3A Oceania Group on “Democracy and Regionalism in the Pacific”.] by Judy Johnson, Acting Coordinator, Oceania Group of the U3A (ACT). The Oceania … Continue reading
This post continues our series looking at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as it marks its tenth anniversary (23 July 2003), and… Continue reading
“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
Two new courses in Pacific History are on offer at the ANU in Second Semester 2013. The first, ‘Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries‘ (PASI 2002/6002) asks the question ‘Is Australia another Pacific Island?’ It traverses the … Continue reading