- Annual General Meeting of The Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS), 10 May 2013
- Dr. Hsiao-chun Hung returns to the Mariana Islands
- Vote buying prevalent in Indonesia and the Pacific
- The end of the Pacific? Sea-level change and Pacific Island livelihoods
- Politics, development and security in Oceania
- Kago, Kastom and Kalja: The Study of Indigenous Movements in Melanesia Today (Cahiers du Credo) (Volume 2)
- In conversation with Sir Mekere Morauta
- Engendering objects: Dynamics of Barkcloth and Gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea by
- Another Port Moresby community bulldozed
- Reflections on the PNG Budget Forum: Can devolved funding be effectively utilised
- European Investment Bank backs remote aviation investment in the South Pacific
- Lifting skills in the Pacific: using infrastructure procurement for skills transfer
- Fiji constitutional referendum? Unlikely
- CDI Policy Paper: Comparing Across Regions: Parties and Political Systems in Indonesia and the Pacific Islands
- SSGM’s ‘State of the Pacific’ Conference (25-26 June 2013)
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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 located at the “edge of the world”? If they are treated at all, they are portrayed as either a place of desire (i.e., a mythical and, very often, tropical paradise), or as the exact opposite: the epitome of a nearly impossible life, a place where “civilizations” must, almost necessarily, collapse due to the isolation, the limited resource base, and, last but not least, the frequent exposure to natural hazards. Ironically, the latter point has triggered a new interest in small islands. In a world with a warming climate, rising sea levels, and the likelihood of increasing extreme natural events, these peculiar places have turned into pioneer communities at the forefront of global environmental change… Yet, while isolation and the prevalence of natural hazards certainly describe important elements of life on small islands, the focus on vulnerability neglects the fact that small island communities have thrived for centuries, often dealing with these challenges successfully.
This workshop aims to look at the complex problem that natural hazards have posed—and still pose—on small islands in a more nuanced way…” [view the workshop program].
A new post to the Devpolicy blog based on Bob Warner’s recently published Development Policy Discussion Paper, Caribbean integration – lessons for the Pacific.
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 in an integrated approach with distribution circuits; (ii) improve access of ACP cultural goods and services to local, regional, intra-ACP, European and international markets; (iii) strengthen capacities of cultural stakeholders, operators and entrepreneurs in the ACP States; (iv) help improve the regulatory environment of the culture sector in ACP States. (more…)
11-15 June, 2012. Port Vila, Vanuatu [see http://acpeuvanuatu2012.org]
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 regions, and grants scholarships for students and academics to carry out studies, research or teaching in another country covered by the programme. Applications must be sent by post and e-mail by 10 May 2012 [read more].
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 [read more...]