El Niño induced threats to food security in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

An El Nino induced drought and frost event is now having a severe impact on much of PNG, as well as parts of Papua/West Papua, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

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Do No Harm Research Examines Women’s Economic Empowerment among Coffee Smallholders in the Eastern Highlands Province

Richard Eves and SSGM PhD student, Asha Titus, spent five weeks in July/August in the Eastern Highlands Province (PNG) where they collaborated with CARE International to research women’s economic empowerment among smallholder coffee producers

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Registrations now open: State of the Pacific 2015

SOTP2015 will take place over three days from 7-9 September 2015. SOTP2015 will explore ways in which Pacific islanders are seeking to shape their own futures in response to internal and external pressures...

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PNG ban on foreign workers unwise, says ANU academic

A ban on foreign advisers working for the PNG government could cause problems in the delivery of Australia's development assistance to PNG, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific academic and former consultant Ronald May says.

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Priya Chattier presents at International IDEA workshop on democracy assessments in Melanesia

SSGM’s Gender Fellow, Dr Priya Chattier, recently presented at International IDEA’s first workshop on democracy assessments, measurements and data validation for Melanesia.

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New book available for pre-order

Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resource Conflict, authored by Kylie McKenna, examines the possibilities and limitations of corporate social responsibility in minimising the violent conflict often associated with natural resource exploitation.

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Timothy Sharp

Dr Timothy Sharp joined SSGM in 2013 as a Research Fellow. He has a background in environmental planning, and completed his PhD in human geography within SSGM in 2012.

Peta Hill

Peta joined the SSGM Program in December 2010. Peta has 14 years of university and government experience in administration, and she will assist the Convenor and Executive Office in the day-to-day...

Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over...
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Roannie Ng Shiu

Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with SSGM and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves...

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis...

Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves is an anthropologist who has published widely on issues of social change in PNG. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a...

Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research...
Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

With an academic background in human geography and political science, Matthew has lived and worked extensively in the countries of Melanesia. He has conducted long-term fieldwork in Vanuatu (1997)...
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