2017 Pacific Update Conference

Event Details

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.

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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

The conference is open to the public with pre-registration. For more information or to register, please contact Prince Christian Cruz at pccruz.consultant@adb.org.


Husnia Hushang

Husnia Hushang was a Program Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She has a Masters of Public Policy and a Graduate Diploma of Public Administration from the ANU. She also worked for the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Afghanistan.

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