The Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research (ACPIR) at the University of the Sunshine Coast is a multidisciplinary research centre that provides a focal point for the expertise and experience of researchers connected through their capacity to make a significant contribution to knowledge and impact in the areas of primary production, community health and the environment in the Pacific Islands region.
ACPIR invites you to join their monthly Pacific Seminar Series, where presenters discuss aspects of their research, work or cultural experience related to the Pacific Islands. Each gathering will feature a presentation on a topic to open for discussion. We encourage cross disciplinary conversation. Everyone is welcome.
This seminar will present the participatory approach taken to codesign a gender-inclusive seaweed program to support Samoan communities to work collaboratively in the planning and management of seaweed activities across the village level value chain.
Guest speakers for the event are Dr Libby Swanepoel and Ulusapeti Tiitii. Dr Swanepoel is a dietician and public health nutritionist with the ACPIR and Ulusapeti has been working for more than 20 years at the Samoa Fisheries Division – Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, holding a position of the Principal Fisheries Officer in charge of the Inshore-Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture sections.