Jenny Bryant-Tokalau

Associate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau has recently retired from teaching in Te Tumu (School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies) at Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo (the University of Otago). She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of the South Pacific, and has previously worked for the University of Papua New Guinea, Monash University, and the United Nations Development Programme.

‘Bisnis in context’: unlocking the potential for sustainable commercial use of land in Solomon Islands

In the Solomon Islands, where around 87% of land is under customary tenure, commercial ventures need support from customary landowners, otherwise they are unlikely to succeed. This report is part of a broader regional study on sustainable economic development of customary land in the Pacific...

Community responses to floods in Fiji: lessons learned

This essay series is intended to explore measures that have been taken, and could be taken, in order to improve responses to the threat or occurrence of natural disasters in the MENA and Indo-Pacific regions.
Discussion paper

The Fijian Qoliqoli and urban squatting in Fiji: righting an historical wrong?

The contentious issue of indigenous land ownership has played a role in Fiji's political instability, including the 2006 coup, argues this working paper. This coup was partially carried out as a response by the military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama to three pieces of legislation being...