Everybody loves a good sequel. There was such an overwhelming response, including many kind words, from readers of my earlier post on Being a Consultant in the Pacific and I'm indeed humbled that my experiences have been so useful for others. Ever since releasing that post 2 weeks ago several things have been at the... Continue Reading →
This piece was first published by the International Center for Democratic Partnerships here - https://www.icdp.com.au/2019/11/25/blockchain-potential-in-the-pacific-islands/ Thinking of the Pacific often conjures up images of an idyllic tropical paradise with happy, smiling people in laid-back settings where time almost stands still. So, it may be surprising to some that the Pacific is the testing ground for... Continue Reading →
In June, through Pacific Connect I was fortunate to be able to facilitate a blockchain introduction workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands, together with Tim Stasse from Ethitrade. This was the first workshop of its kind in the Solomon Islands. “Not only do Pacific Islanders have an opportunity to lead some World-first use cases in the... Continue Reading →
Over the next few blog posts I'll share my experiences with blockchain - it's been a crazy ride over the last year!
In July I took on a new consulting role with the Pacific Connect program which is an Australian DFAT-funded program being delivered by the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP).
[Iakwe (or Yokwe) is a greeting in Marshallese] With 5.5 hours in 3 different aeroplanes travelling from Majuro in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) back home to Suva for what will take just under 12 hours altogether I figured I'd do some writing. The Marshall Islands has always been one of my favourite places... Continue Reading →
Changing the world begins with strengthening your own family - Bonnie L. Carson A couple hours away from 2018 is always a great time to reminisce the year that was. 2017 was eventful and I like the quote above from Bonnie L. Carson (Read more here: The Needs before Us). If there was one theme... Continue Reading →
Those words got me started in blockchain. [For the uninitiated, if you have 9:56 min to spare here's a pretty good video on blockchain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3psxs3gyf8%5D Now I'm in Bonn, Germany to participate in Hack4Climate (www.hack4climate.org) which is a hackathon geared towards solving climate-related problems using blockchain tech. Wait. What's a hackathon? Good question! Never... Continue Reading →