Kia orana Talofa Bula Halo Greetings from the Pacific
Through Pacific Eyes was initiated by Australian participants from the inaugural Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue (EPLD), held in mid-2006. EPLD brought together delegates from 19 Pacific nations, sharing their knowledge and experiences.
As a result of participation in the program, delegates identified a need for mechanisms to improve the understanding of the Pacific region. Through Pacific Eyes is one step towards this goal.
Through Pacific Eyes is a collection of stories from the Pacific; stories which highlight great achievements and also contemporary challenges faced by our Pacific neighbours. The guidebook includes four themes vital to the Pacifika people:
Through Pacific Eyes is intended to encourage the Australian community to learn about the Pacific Islands so we can work together in strengthening regional cooperation and promoting cultural awareness & understanding.
Click on the Regional Map to highlight the large area covered by this group of nations and also its three main peoples groups - Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.