Development Studies Seminar

16 Oct 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Dr. Apisalome Movono completed his MA thesis on tourism's social and economic impacts on indigenous Fijian communities had established his passion for examining issues that affect Pacific Island peoples. He resumed his tenure as Lecturer at USP after having completed his Ph.D. at Griffith University, Australia. His Ph.D. and current research seeks to improve our understanding of resilience, sustainable livelihoods and the complex and adaptive nature of the Pacific Island social and ecological landscape. In November 2018, Dr. Movono was awarded the Vice Chancellors Prize for Best Research Output by the University of the South Pacific and an East West Centre Fellowship. In 2019, He was awarded a Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship where he seeks to find finance solutions for Marine Protected Areas within fiji’s tourism regions. He is also the co-founder of the Laucala Beach Sustainability Society which works in partnership with USP, National Trust of Fiji and Fiji Museum in the restoration and protection of the Laucala Beach Ring-Ditch Fortification site.

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