This volume provide a unique resource for scholars, policy makers and practitioners in the Pacific region with a particular interest in the value and contributions of higher education in the developing island world of Oceania.
Nadi: Memories of a River is a unique composition of art of memory in prose and poetry. Satendra Nandan creates a vivid world of lyrical beauty and personal remembrances that shine like ripples in a river on a moonlit night. It's really about growing up in a village in Fiji after the Second World war: a childhood and youth remembered on the island of Viti Levu in the village of Votualevu next to Nadi international airport. On the banks of the Nadi two worlds meet in the river's flow - 'nadi' in Hindi means a river - Satendra weaves an extraordinary tapestry of Fijian life with deeply personal and warmly affectionate recollections of a vanished world of his girmit grandparents, family and nieghbours across the river in a koro. Faces in a Village was Satendra's first collection of poems printed in Fiji in 1976.
This book is a compilation of the presentations by leaders, academics, country coordinators, an panelists attending an international and regional conference on Local Government and Climate Change in July 2012 at The University of the South Pacific. As the Pacific Island countries are influenced by globalization, and with ongoing developments in Information and Communication Technologies, it becomes particularly important that decisions regarding decentralization and local government be made against the backdrop of global trends to decentralize decision making and improve local government capacity for better outcomes. The discussion presented in this book address these issues directly and point towards solutions and strategies the reality of climate change in the Pacific.
In this comprehensive survey of the art of the Pacific Islands, including the Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, and New Guinean traditions, author Anne D’Alleva explains the significance of these artworks by contextualizing them within each island’s unique culture and practices. In the process, D’Alleva examines the biases of both artists and Western viewers, telling an important history of both people and ideas through a detailed analysis of sculpture, paintings, textiles, dance, jewelry, and architecture.
Inspired by the stories of Pacific Islanders, Capacity across Cultures draws on the author's wealth of experience in aid and development. The book offers new conceptual tools and a framework that is strengths-based, practical, theoretically sound and illustrated with case studies. It is designed to support the kinds of culturally aware, capacity-focused work envisaged by the Practitioners' Handbook for Capacity Development: A Cross Cultural Approach (Rhodes and Antoine 2013).
The Rethinking Pacific Education Initiative by Pacific Peoples for Pacific Peoples (RPEIPP) began as an idea during the inaugural symposium on Researching the Delivery of Aid to Pacific Education at the University of Auckland in December 2000. The first activity of the Initiative was a meeting of selected Pacific educators, which was held at USP and hosted by the Institute of Education in April 2001.
Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face introduces readers to reportage of major Asia-Pacific socio-political and environmental issues over three decades by an independent journalist and media educator. It examines contemporary media concepts such as critical development journalism, conflict-sensitive journalism and deliberative journalism. And it argues for a more comprehensive, reflective and in-depth media response to the region’s challenges from Tahiti Nui and Polynesian nations in the east to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and West Papua in the west.
An Illustrated Guide to Dragonflies of Viti Levu, Fiji provides a detailed analysis of these fascinating insects, as well as a wonderful introduction to the techniques of identifying them in their natural state.