20 episodes

A podcast exploring security issues faced by Pacific islands countries, brought to you by the Australia Pacific Security College

Pacific Wayfinder Australia Pacific Security College

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A podcast exploring security issues faced by Pacific islands countries, brought to you by the Australia Pacific Security College

    Social Media Security (Part One)

    Social Media Security (Part One)

    Eliorah Malifa sits down with Nick McDonnell (Head of Public Policy NZ & Pacific Islands, Meta), Dr Amanda H A Watson (Research Fellow, ANU) and Mr Jope Tarai (PhD Candidate, ANU) to talk about the growth of social media and mobile technology in the Pacific, and its challenges and opportunities.

    • 26 min
    Tonga's Transnational Response

    Tonga's Transnational Response

    On January 15, Tonga and its vast transnational community were shaken by the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano. APSC's Eliorah Malifa sat down with Tongan Deputy High Commissioner to Australia, Curtis Tuihalangingie and Secretary-General of the Tonga Red Cross, Sione Taumoefolau to discuss the impact of this disaster on Tongan communities and the ongoing recovery effort. If you would like to donate to support Tonga's recovery, you can do so here: www.redcross.org.au/rugby/

    • 26 min
    Merging Science with Traditional Knowledge

    Merging Science with Traditional Knowledge

    Ben Bohane sits down with Prof Mark Howden, Vice-Chair of the IPCC and Ofa Ma'asi-Kaisamy, Manager of the Pacific Climate Change Centre to discuss the latest IPCC report on the impacts of a changing climate policy and adaptation in the Pacific.

    • 36 min
    Crypto & Blockchain in the Pacific (Part Two)

    Crypto & Blockchain in the Pacific (Part Two)

    In part two of our special on crypto in the Pacific, Ben Bohane sits down with Tongan Politician, Lord Fusituʻa and Josh Hallwright, Oxfam Australia's specialist in blockchain technology to discuss the use of cryptocurrency in the Pacific and how the emergence of China's digital Yuan will impact the region.

    • 30 min
    Crypto & Blockchain in the Pacific (Part One)

    Crypto & Blockchain in the Pacific (Part One)

    Ben Bohane speaks with Tongan Politician, Lord Fusituʻa and Josh Hallwright, Oxfam Australia's Humanitarian Lead and specialist in blockchain technology to discuss the emergence of cryptocurrency in the Pacific and what decentralised finance means for the region's future security. This is part one of a two-part special looking at the impact of blockchain technology in the Pacific region.

    • 33 min
    Navigating Global Food Systems from the Pacific

    Navigating Global Food Systems from the Pacific

    Pacific Wayfinder's Eliorah Malifa speaks with Ms Karen Mapusua (Director, Land Resources Division SPC) and Dr Viliamu Iese (Senior Lecturer Disaster Risk Management, USP), in the wake of the UN Food Systems Summit.
    Karen and Viliamu discussed their experiences at the summit, navigating how the Pacific could interact with global food systems to create mutually beneficial models for the region.

    • 35 min

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