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Pacific Seminar Series - 22 February 2023

Women rocking the fish world in the Pacific!

Join us for two presentations from inspiring women leading by example, breaking barriers and showing gender inclusive ways to make an impact in Pacific Islands' fisheries:

  1. Agribusiness development for women in aquaculture in Fiji - Salote Waqairatu-Waqainabete
  2. A framework for assessing women's engagement in community-based fisheries management in the Pacific using a case study from Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands - Sheridan Rabbitt

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Pacific Seminar Series - 29 March 2023

Climate change, climate variability, and early warning systems in the Pacific

Presented by Scott Power

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Past events

View some of our past Pacific Seminar Series events.

Pacific Seminar Series - 16 November 2022

Dialogue from the field: Embracing strengths and voices to codesign a gender inclusive seaweed program in Samoa - Dr Libby Swanepoel and Ulusapeti Tiitii

Pacific Seminar Series - 25 October 2022

Opportunities for developing coffee as a foundation crop for resilient livelihood systems in the Pacific Islands - Dr Richard Markham and Dr Wayne Hancock

Skills Session - 13 October 2022

The importance of learning about monitoring and evaluation for research and development  - Dr Dani Medina Hidalgo

Pacific Seminar Series - 28 September 2022 

Putting conversation at the heart of a community - Meleli Qera

Skills Session - 8 September 2022

Build an engaging online research profile - Kirsty O'Callaghan

Pacific Seminar Series - 31 August 2022

United Nations World Food Programme - Mike Sackett

Skills Session - 11 August 2022

Presentation skills for the HDR candidate - Natasha Kitano

Pacific Seminar Series - 27 July 2022

Histories, herstories, of women’s soccer in Oceania - Dr Lee McGowan

Skills Session - 14 July 2022

Human Research Ethics: Applications and key considerations - A/Prof Andrew Crowden and Angela Bestard

Skills Session - 9 June 2022

Some thoughts on working in the United Nations system - Mike Sackett

Pacific Seminar Series- 8 June 2022

Pacific Climate Warriors Brisbane: Storytelling to create social change - Mary Harm

Skills Sessions - 11 May 2022

Academic Writing and Introductions - Dr Lee McGowan

Pacific Seminar Series - 27 Apr 2022

Building Resilience in Rural Communities on Vanua Levu: Conservation, Education, and Eco-Tourism Projects in Natewa Bay. Presented by Sara Carlson and Matthew Norman

Skills Sessions - 6 April 2022

From Research Proposal to Confirmation Document - Dr Sara Hutchinson

Pacific Seminar Series - 30 Mar 2022

How does technology adoption interact with socio-cultural change amongst smallholder farmers in Papua New Guinea? Presented by Prof George Curry​ and Assoc Prof Gina Koczberski

Pacific Seminar Series - 23 Feb 2022

Intensification of sweetpotato production in Papua New Guinea: strengthening supply chains, high performance planting material and improving plant protection, presented by Prof Phil Brown and Dr Bree Wilson

View some of our past Pacific Seminar Series events.

Pacific Seminar Series #11
The food environment and COVID-19 in Samoa: A photo essay, presented by Dr Ramona Boodoosingh and Dr Sarah Burkhart.

Pacific Seminar Series #10
Agricultural export value chains in the Pacific – moving from opportunity to reality?, presented by Dr Bronwyn Wiseman and Andrew Piper.

Pacific Seminar Series #9
Big is beautiful, skinny is sick: Generational health perspectives of Māori & Pacific Island communities in South East Queensland, presented by Inez Fainga'a Manu-Sione.

Pacific Seminar Series #8
Agroforestry, ecotourism and agribusiness: how a tree-to-bar chocolate maker seek to contribute to developing sustainable livelihoods in rural Fiji, presented by Dr Richard Markham.

Pacific Seminar Series #7
Toksave Pacific Gender Resource:
A New Home for Research on Gender in the Pacific,
presented by Lindy Kanan.

Pacific Seminar Series #6
The Use of Drones to Support Local Communities in Fiji, presented by Dr Javier Leon.

Pacific Seminar Series #5
The Pacific Island Food Revolution, presented by Robert Oliver.

Pacific Seminar Series #4
The importance of building relationships when working with Pacific Islanders, presented by Pamela Lysaght.

Pacific Seminar Series #3
Productive partnerships: Tropical rock oyster farming in the NT, presented by ACPIR member Dr Samantha Nowland.

Pacific Seminar Series #2
Gathering evidence and supporting multi-stakeholder engagement on the role of diets and food systems in the prevention of obesity and non-communicable diseases in Fiji, presented by ACPIR core member Dr Sarah Burkhart, Tarli O’Connell and Itziar González.

Pacific Seminar Series #1
Food Loss in the Pacific, presented by ACPIR director Professor Steven Underhill.