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 →
Being a Consultant in the Pacific
This one has been on my mind a lot recently...and probably because my wife, Shauna, has been talking about how consultancies can be localised as part of some work she's involved in. Seeing the hardships around here in Fiji as a result of the pandemic, including lost or reduced employment, and great uncertainty isn't easy.... Continue Reading →
Blockchain in Seafood Value Chains
I co-authored the FAO's first study on the use of blockchain technology in seafood value chains.
Blockchain Potential in the Pacific Islands (Part 1 of 2)
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 →
Growing Pacific Interest in Blockchain Technology
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 →
Working in the Marshall Islands
I've been coming to the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) in Majuro since 2013 during my stint at FFA and it impresses me today, 6 years later, the progress that they've made.
TraSeable Farms – Reimagining the Pacific Islands Agriculture Sector
Blog post on our TraSeable Farms concept which we pitched and won in the CTA's Pacific AgriHack Lab held in Tonga in 2018.
Blockchain in the Pacific
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).
PNA joins the blockchain scene
My take on Pacifical's recent announcement of a blockchain solution