Australia Day 2022

Photo: Aerial view of 12 Apostles, Victoria, Australia - ©Ank Kumar/Wikimedia Commons

Ellen, a soil scientist at SPC: “There is a bigger role for Pacific women to play in the scientific world”

“Honestly, I can't get enough of it. Everyone else goes and sleeps in their bunks and I sleep out on the fish box. It's my favorite place.“

"I grew up surrounded by flowers and crops. Now I run the largest plant gene bank in the Pacific"

Gina Jones- From water child to disaster response specialist

Gina Jones working alongside her colleague in the PIEMA Project office at SPC, Fiji.

Logotonu Meleisea Waqainabete

Gina Jones

Gina Jones is a Regional Disaster Management Specialist with the Geosciences, Energy & Maritime Division of the Pacific Community (SPC), a position is supported by RedR (DFAT). 

Martin Van Weerdenburg

Tom Brewer

Tom is a quantitative social scientist who has worked in the Pacific region for over a decade. Most of his work has been based in Solomon Islands, focused on coastal fisheries livelihoods, including local-level management and conservation. In this work…

Fijian Partners In Time

*This article was originally published on the GEAReD Global website on July 28 2021.* Two Fijian women. Two Meryl Williams Fellows. Two perspectives on gender equity. Since the Meryl Williams Fellowship brought them together in 2020 Mere Naivola and…
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