Talanoa Consulting

all projects

We have undertaken the following projects:

Fiji Climate Finance Writeshop Training

December 2021 | Client: The Commonwealth Secretariat | Facilitation and technical input to the Fiji Climate Finance Writeshop Training with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Climate Change Section.

Support to GGGI Planning Meeting

November 2021 | Client: GGGI | Develop sessions and facilitation tools for a hybrid in-person and virtual planning retreat; facilitate sessions and track outcomes from each session.

SME business continuity planning guidance

August 2021 to April 2022 | Client: UNDP | Undertake consultations with SMEs and Chambers of Commerce in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Palau on revising business continuity planning tools in light of the private sector response to Covid-19; and revise materials appropriately.

Business Link Pacific evaluation and SME Finance Facility formative evaluation

August 2021 to September 2021 | Client: Sapere (MFAT) | ordinating an evaluation team across the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu; leading the evaluation in Fiji; developing national and regional thematic summaries; supporting Sapere in engaging with the MFATA Steering Group.

Fiji Marinas Sustainable Benchmarking

June 2021 to September 2021 | Client: BMT Commercial (IFC) | Assist the IFC to prepare a decision-making tool to evaluate whether potential marina proposals in Fiji are sustainable from an environmental, economic and social perspective to enable the bank to consider investment decisions.

Protected Areas in Fiji policy briefs

March-May 2020 | 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 |

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

Human mobility in the context of climate change

August- September, 2019 Review and finalisation of gender and human mobility research, and development of a toolkit module Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Green Climate Fund evaluation

April- May, 2019 National Consultant to Support an Independent Evaluation of the Green Climate Fund’s Country Ownership Approach – Suva, Fiji Client: ICF

Project management training delivery

March 1, 2019 Period: March 2019 - June 2019 Capacity building training in project management and resource mobilisation for grantees of the Fiji Women’s Fund. Client: Fiji Women’s Fund, Suva

Resilience Training

January - September , 2019 Integration of resilience aspects into ecosystem-based management guidelines and training Client: Wildlife Conservation Society

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

Certificate in resilience

November 2018- January 2019 Developed a programme of study for the national certificate in resilience (DRR and CCA) Level 1 Client: Ministry of Youth and Sports (Fiji)

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

July 2017 to December 2021 | 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

Marine conservation agreements in Fiji

February - November 2017 Contributing author to a review of tourism-related marine conservation agreements in Fiji. The technical report was subsequently published as a journal article. Client: Wildlife Conservation Society, Suva

Resilient development research

June – November 2016 Blurb: Research to support a review of the New Zealand Government’s Aid Programme from a socially-inclusive, resilient development perspective with a particular focus on Kiribati and Tuvalu. Client: John Hay and Associate