It’s very exciting (and quite daunting) to be writing the first post for a new blog. And the first thing to do is to welcome you to ‘Pacific Specific’. We’re looking forward to developing something special and hope you will be part of that journey.

‘Pacific Specific’ is the flagship activity of the Devpacific Thinknet and you will be hearing from the Thinknet members in the coming weeks on many different topics.

Our aim for ‘Pacific Specific’ is for it to be exactly what its name implies – a space that explores and reflects the reality of life in the Pacific island region. Not only do our contributors come from different countries, they are drawn from many sectors – government, civil society, the private sector, academia and the media. And they will be sharing their observations, experiences and insights on many different topics.

“Our aim for ‘Pacific Specific’ is for it to be exactly what its name implies – a space that explores and reflects the reality of life in the Pacific island region”

‘Pacific Specific’ is a space for sharing knowledge and learning from and about each other. We hope that you will join the conversations, whether by commenting or by contributing a post of your own. And we would also love you to share what you read with friends, colleagues, students and more.

Please check in with us each Tuesday and Thursday for our latest posts – or connect with us on social media so we can keep you up to date.