This site is the official repository for the CASLE/UTS:APCCRPR/IAAPLPR Pacific Regional Symposium – Land and Property Rights in the South Pacific, held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from 5-7 August 2014.  Drawing participants from the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu, the event was kindly hosted by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey of the Solomon Islands Government, and made possible through a  £6,500 grant from the Commonwealth Foundation.

Honiara CASLE Symposium August 2014 Opening with Deputy PM

Left to Right: Buddley Ronnie (CASLE Regional President & Director of Planning SIG), Stanley Waleanisia (PS Lands, Housing & Survey, Solomon Islands Government), Ulai Baya (Honorary Associate UTS: APCCRPR & co-founder Customary Land Solutions), Mike McDermott (CASLE Regional Vice-President & UTS: APCCRPR), Prof Spike Boydell (Director UTS: APCCRPR & Symposium Convenor), Hon. Manasseh Maelanga MP (Minister of Home Affairs & Acting Prime Minister, Solomon Islands Government), & Prof John Sheehan (Deputy-Director UTS: APCCRPR & Pacific Regional Liaison for IAAPLPR).

A copy of the Symposium Resource Book is available by clicking here (7.5mb – 254 pages).

The Video of the Welcome Address by the Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Maelanga MP (for a PDF transcript of his speech, click here):



Symposium image flyer

Click here for a summary of the Symposium Outcomes prepared by Buddley Ronnie, CASLE Pacific Regional President.

Click here for a copy of the Closing Address from Stanley Waleanisia, Permanent Secretary of Lands, Housing and Survey, Government of the Solomon Islands


More video and audio will be added, along with photographs from the Symposium.




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