Honiara – Solomon Islands
The work of the Global Cities Institute in Honiara is lead by John Handmer. Here the main emphasis has been on the human security questions of an island-state experiencing different waves of movement and intervention into the city, both from its local hinterlands and from the global, whether it be the Chinese diaspora or the Australian police intervention.
|Climate changes: Australian forces abroad
This project involves two distinct sub-projects run by Richard Tanter and Peter Hayes. 1. Australian Forces Abroad Briefing Books prepared by Nautilus Institute at RMIT with support from the Human Security Program. The Australian Forces Abroad Briefing book series draws together existing knowledge concerning ADF and AFP deployments on missions outside of Australia, with the aim of creating a pool of common knowledge which will assist both the Australian community and those communities in which ADF and AFP forces are deployed to assess Australian government policy and its impact. 2. NI-GCI CCAP project on climate change and security and Australia-Indonesia relations.
|Human security and the Asia-Pacific
This project examines the most critical and pervasive threats to the vital core of all human lives in key cities and communities across Australia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. Through site specific research it seeks to understand not only the nature, source and impact of human security threats in these communities, but also local, national and international sources of recovery and resilience in the region. Findings from each of the sites were presented and developed through the 2008 Human Security seminar series.
|Land, power and change: globalization and customary land tenures in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste
Employing a methodology which draws upon both social theory and ethnography, with empirical research in three countries in the Pacific region — Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste — the research addresses itself to the following question: In conditions of globalization, how are systems of customary land usage and tenure in the three countries under consideration being transformed, and with what effect on structures and relationships of power?
|PACMAS baseline study
The Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) baseline study will provide baseline measures on the key evaluation questions for PACMAS across its four components—media capacity-building, media policy and legislation, media systems and media content – through research undertaken across 14 countries in the Pacific Region.