2017 Pacific Update Conference: Call for Papers

Event Details

  • Start: 20 June 2017 9:00 am
  • Venue: The University of the South Pacific

Tuesday 20 June to Wednesday 21 June 2017, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva, Fiji 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, and the University of the South Pacific (USP) School of Economics are pleased to announce that the 2017 Pacific Update Conference will be held on June 20-21, 2017, at the University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji.

The Pacific Update Conference is the premier forum for discussing important issues of public policy in the Pacific. This annual event gathers policymakers, academics and researchers, business people, and development practitioners to present on and discuss economic, social and regional developments in the region. Perspectives from multiple disciplines are encouraged. Sessions of the two day Conference will be oriented around three main themes of pressing importance to countries in the Pacific region:

  • Enhancing connectivity (e.g. regional cooperation, trade, infrastructure and ICT)
  • Blue-Green economy (including but not limited to climate change and disaster resilience)
  • Labour mobility, job creation, and labour market developments

High quality papers on other key issues may also be considered for inclusion in the conference.

Abstracts of no longer than 300 words should be submitted by April 15, 2017 using the abstract submission form template (below). Decision on accepted papers will be announced on May 1, 2017. Funding for travel to the conference will be available for a limited number of participants based outside of Suva.

The call for abstracts has been closed.

The conference is open to the public with pre-registration. To submit your abstracts, or for more information, please contact Prince Christian Cruz at pccruz.consultant@adb.org