Transforming Land Conflict – FAO/USP/RICS Foundation South Pacific Land Conflict Symposium Welcome Address by the late Savenaca Siwatibau, Vice Chancellor, University of the South Pacific – 10 April 2002.
The video can also be viewed in YouTube at https://youtu.be/gvjpFG9mCK0
Caveat: this was recorded live in Fiji in 2002 on VHS – the video aspect is 4:3 and there has been some deterioration in the magnetic tape so please be patient with screen flickers.
The full transcript is available Savenaca Siwatibau – Welcome Address – SPLTC Symposium – Full Transcript (opens PDF).
The Symposium ‘Declaration and Resolutions’ is available her SPLTC Symposium – Official Declaration and Resolutions (opens PDF).
1 thought on “15 years on, Siwatibau’s wisdom on land tenure in his SPLTC Symposium welcome address remains as valid as ever.”
This is a welcomed address to a poignant development agenda for Fiji. Globalization effects and the ravaging effects of capitalism continue to affect land management and with that rises the conflicts and competition that marks a system under stress. We need innovative solutions to our land problems to improve our standard of living, solutions arising from within, guided by our values and aspirations and build on consensus and foresight.