The Pacific Women Advisory Group on Research is comprised of specialists in gender research expertise who have interest in the Pacific region including representatives of research institutions, development partners, civil society organisations, regional organisations, governments that are engaging in gender research as well as individual research practitioners. Guided by the Research Strategy, the Advisory Group provides advice to Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the strategic direction of the Pacific Women research program.
This report documents the issues discussed at the inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group. The objectives of the meeting were:
• To provide an update on the Pacific Women Research Strategy in the context of progress of Pacific Women over 2016/2017 and agree on next steps for 2018.
• Review and discuss the Pacific Women Research Advisory Group Terms of Reference and related issues, e.g. ways of working, co-chair, membership etc.
• Discuss and review Pacific Women Research Strategy implementation plan, provide feedback on key existing research activities and generate new research ideas.