Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions


International Conference

Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions:
What we can learn from the past about managing the future in the Pacific

29th November 3rd December 2010
USP, Suva, Fiji Islands

Many challenges face the peoples of the Pacific Islands in the 21st century. Solutions are needed that are both effective and acknowledge the cultural context in which they will be applied. Many solutions that have been applied to the Pacific Islands have failed because they have been neither culturally sensitive nor environmentally appropriate. In this regard, it is possible that earlier generations of Pacific peoples came up with solutions to similar challenges that were successful because they were developed by key stakeholders who knew the context intimately.

This conference examines several areas in which there are challenges confronting Pacific Island peoples and looks to the past to see whether solutions were developed in response to comparable challenges. The aim of this conference is to identify those ancient solutions and evaluate their efficacy. The overarching goal is to inform solutions for contemporary challenges, particularly by enhancing their cultural and environmental sustainability to the Pacific Islands context.



Other Conferences

International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Focus on the Pacific (ICRECC2010), USP, Suva, Fiji, 6-8 December 2010. Website: http://www.fste.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=9267

New Zealand Ecological Society Conference Biodiversity: 2010 and Beyond, Dunedin, New Zealand, 21-25 November 2010. Website: http://www.nzesconference.org.nz/

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