A research team from the University of Auckland, University of Western Australia, University of Sydney and the University of the South Pacific (USP) organised two dissemination workshops in Fiji’s capital Suva and in Ba Town.
Researchers from the University of Auckland, the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the University of Sydney organised two workshops on climate change adaptation in disaster-prone areas along the Mekong River in Cambodia.
The research team visited the Ba catchment, Fiji from 7-18 November 2018 with the goal of understanding climate change adaptation strategies in Fijian communities of Indian origin.
The research team visited the Ba catchment, Fiji from 20 November to 11 December 2016.
Studying the aftermath of Cyclone Winston in Fiji – A Field Trip of School of Social Sciences Students
In February 2016, a category 5 cyclone swept through the Pacific region. After reaching its peak, with winds up to 205km/h, Tropical Cyclone Winston approached Fiji – devastating the scattered islands and communities. Cyclone Winston is the strongest recorded natural disaster to ever hit Fiji and the Southern Pacific region.
From 4-16 July 2016, a group of six post-graduate students from Development Studies and Media, Film and Television conducted a field study in Fiji to look into the aftermath of devastating Cyclone Winston.
The second fieldwork phase of the APN project was conducted in Prek Prasob district in June 2016. Project team participants included Prof Andreas Neef (University of Auckland), Mr Siphat Touch (Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia), Dr Chanrith Ngin (Royal University of Phnom Penh) and Dr Bryan Boruff, Ms Julia Horsley and Mr Mark Williams (University of Western Australia). Ms Sochanny Hak and two students from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Mr Sengponleur Yuk and Mr Kimleng Sa, facilitated the fieldwork as moderators, research assistants and translators.
On 17 January 2016 project team members Andreas Neef and Kellie McNeill from the University of Auckland, Bryan Boruff and Julia Horsley from the University of Western Australia and Floris van Ogtrop from the University of Sydney arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to undertake an initial field visit of flood affected communities in Kratie province.
From 1-10 November 2015, the research team visited Fiji to conduct an inception workshop at the University of the South Pacific in Suva and to carry out a first phase of fieldwork in the Ba watershed in northwestern Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island.