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This report outlines the spatial decision support tools developed to help planners and policy makers in the Solomon Islands identify sites suitable for seaweed cultivation.
In most countries, weather and seasonal climate forecasts are available through national meteorological services (NMSs). Where NMS forecasts in remote Pacific communities can be limited, traditional knowledge forecasting methods remain invaluable.
Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Joanna Spratt, finds there is scarce literature on palliative care in Pacific island countries and territories, but the documented disease profile shows a need for expanded palliative care as well as more funding; leadership; support training, coaching and...
On 3 April 2019, the people of Solomon Islands will go to the polls to elect their representatives in the national parliament for the next four years, but the outcome of the 2019 national election will not change the core challenges facing Solomon Islands.
In the Western Pacific, Melanesia has been host to donor-funded leadership programs based on non-Melanesian thought and practice over the years. This article provides a counter-story of a donor-funded leadership programme which utilizes a readily available cultural model of thought and practice of Indigenous origin....
Global interest in seaweed production is increasing in response to the environmental and economic benefits that seaweed farming can provide.
The Solomon Islands National Ocean Planning Spatial Information System (SINOPSIS) – a GIS based decision support tool for sustainable seaweed farming in the Solomon Islands.
The Solomon Islands include some of the most unique and beautiful ecosystems in the world but economic opportunities are...
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...
This report uses detailed research, satellite imagery, drone photography and trade data, to show that tropical timber across the Solomon Islands is being harvested on an unsustainable scale, and that much of the activity driving this environmental destruction is at high risk of being illegal....
Clientelism is a central feature of politics in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Most voters vote in search of personalized or localized benefit, and most politicians focus on delivering benefits to their supporters at the expense of national governance. In this article, I explain...