Talanoa Consulting

our projects & expertise

Climate change, disaster risk reduction, and resilience

In the Pacific, climate change, natural hazards and environmental degradation are ever-present threats, undermining, livelihoods, security and human rights. Pacific peoples are determined to build their resilience, adapt to, as well as mitigate their growing realities to protect their land and homes. Focusing on people centred and integrated solutions.

We have undertaken the following projects in this area:

Gender equality and women's economic empowerment

Measures that address the impacts of climate change, disasters and environmental degradation would be ineffective if they do not recognise the agency of people at risk and support them to acknowledge and apply their own knowledge and context specific solutions. The inclusion and empowerment women, youth, people with disabilities in development processes is vital to ensuring local solutions that address the needs of all.

We have undertaken the following projects in this area:

Gender and Agricultural Value Chains

In progress Review of existing literature on entry points for strengthening gender and social inclusion within agricultural value chains in the Pacific Client: SPC, Suva

Agribusiness, food security and sustainable value chains

We have undertaken the following projects in agribusiness, food security and sustainable value chains:

Gender and Agricultural Value Chains

In progress Review of existing literature on entry points for strengthening gender and social inclusion within agricultural value chains in the Pacific Client: SPC, Suva

Business Link Pacific evaluation

January 1, 2019 Period: January - February 2019 Supported an independent evaluation of Business Link Pacific led by a NZ-based consulting firm. Client: Sapere Group, New Zealand

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Environmental economics, natural resource management, and conservation

We have undertaken the following projects in environmental economics, natural resource management, and conservation:

Protected Areas in Fiji policy briefs

n progress Consultancy support to the development of information materials on sustainable financing pathways and cost modelling for Fiji’s marine and terrestrial protected area networks. Client: Conservation International, Suva

Small business and social enterprise development

We have undertaken the following projects in small business and social enterprise development:

Business Link Pacific evaluation

January 1, 2019 Period: January - February 2019 Supported an independent evaluation of Business Link Pacific led by a NZ-based consulting firm. Client: Sapere Group, New Zealand

Green Entrepreneurship

September 2018 - February 2019 and March 2020.. Designed and led a Green Enterprise development training and mentoring programme. This also included the development of a guide to Green Business for Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. Client: Global Green Growth Institute, Fiji

Sustainable tourism management and development

We have undertaken the following projects in sustainable tourism management and development:

Green Entrepreneurship

September 2018 - February 2019 and March 2020.. Designed and led a Green Enterprise development training and mentoring programme. This also included the development of a guide to Green Business for Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. Client: Global Green Growth Institute, Fiji

Pacific agribusiness research and development initiative

August 1, 2017 Period: In progress Included designing and leading research on the success factors and constraints to agribusiness development, an advisory facility for emerging agritourism operators and reviewing an update of an agriculture value-chain guide with Pacific examples. http://pardi.pacificfarmers.com/ Client: Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network, Nadi and University of the Sunshine Coast