Tag Archives: customary land

15 years on, Siwatibau’s wisdom on land tenure in his SPLTC Symposium welcome address remains as valid as ever.

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).

Fiji parties urged to outline land policy ahead of poll – ABC News 24

 

Following on from his 7th June editorial in the Fiji Times, Professor Spike Boydell has been interviewed by ABC correspondent Sean Dorney for this item on ABC News 24 ‘The World’, which first aired on 24 June 2014. It also includes comments from the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayad-Khaiyum and Prof Satish Chand.  The link to the piece on the ABC website is available here.

Boydell ABC with logo“What people want is stability and land is central to that stability.” (Spike Boydell)

 

Ulai Baya talks option pricing with the Fiji Indigenous Business Council

Ulai Baya shares the ideaSlide01 of using option pricing to negotiate compensation for mining activities on customary land to an interested crowd at the  the Fiji Indigenous Business Council conference at the Holiday Inn, Suva, on 19 March 2013.  Really, he asked, how can governments not afford to look seriously at option pricing to negotiate a better deal for customary landowners? How indeed!