While Australia is set to implement several meaningful labour mobility, security and diplomatic initiatives, simultaneously counterproductive domestically driven policies could undermine the ability of those programs to improve engagement with Pacific Island states.
To mark World Ocean's Day 2021, DPA co-hosted an event with the Australia Awards Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI), titled 'The Blue Economy in the Pacific: Promise or Potential?'. Held on 8 June 2021 at the Hedley Bull Centre at ANU.
An oceanic engine-room? Leaders of a global island alliance? What could the Pacific of the future look like? Join five of DPA’s newest PhD scholars in this fast-paced session exploring the possibilities the next generation of Pacific thinkers envisage for our blue continent.
Each presenter will give a short presentation answering the question: In your ideal world, what could the Pacific of the future look like?