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The Solomon Islands National Ocean Planning Spatial Information System (SINOPSIS)

The Solomon Islands National Ocean Planning Spatial Information System (SINOPSIS)

The Solomon Islands include some of the most unique and beautiful ecosystems in the world but economic opportunities are limited and are often associated with environmental impacts.   The Solomons are the second largest archipelago in the South Pacific with over 992 islands, and a landmass of 28,000km2 spread over 2 million square kilometres of ocean.  It is home to a population of nearly 600,000 Melanesians,  Polynesians, Micronesians and people from other backgrounds.

Low-cost electricity proposed for Polynesian countries in the Pacific

Low-cost electricity proposed for Polynesian countries in the Pacific

Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific (Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga), a study has found.

The study is funded by the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) to assess the feasibility of a low-cost, energy future – titled ‘Polynesian pathways to a future without electricity grids’

Te Ang Maitoro: Cooling Kiribati and Samoa

Te Ang Maitoro: Cooling Kiribati and Samoa

As noted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, access to affordable clean energy has been recognised as being a vital component of sustainable development. All sectors of society need access to electricity, ranging from businesses and infrastructure to families in their homes. In the Pacific, an increasing awareness of the benefits of renewable energy has seen a growth in the use of solar PV, wind, biogas, and hydro for those countries with water resources.

Tatala le ta’ui a le Atua: Rolling Out the Fine Mat of Scripture

During the last three months (March-June 2018) the project has hosted a series of significant engagement events in Apia, Suva and Auckland. These have brought stakeholders and researchers together to share expertise and experience in addressing the central question:

How can the churches offer effective leadership in response to violence against women (VAW) in Samoa?

Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Samoa and the Pacific

Globally, roughly one in three women experience violence, but in many Pacific societies it is more like two out of three women, according to Professor David Tombs, principal investigator of the research project to strengthen the role of the church as an actor in the prevention of gender-based violence and in support of survivors.

Events

Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference, Part I – A conversation between Aotearoa NZ and Samoa: Some reflective comments

Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference, Part I – A conversation between Aotearoa NZ and Samoa: Some reflective comments

A conference was convened entitled “Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism, Part I: A conversation between Aotearoa/NZ and Samoa” at Auckland University from 12-14 February 2018. It was hosted with the generous support of the New Zealand Law Foundation, the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR), the Gaualofa Trust, the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, the Pacific Lawyers’ Association, the Office of Pasifika Advancement and the School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland.

NZIPR Symposium

Labour Markets, Labour Mobility and Policy Options in the Pacific: a critical development debate.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDrjkVY3et0   On the19th October, 2017 the NZIPR hosted a symposium on Labour Mobility in the Fale Pasifika at the University...

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