Pacific Dialogue aims to raise awareness and grow understanding on issues and topics that affect and are important to youth.

Regular youth forums are held in Suva (with plans to hold them in other towns and centres) with expert speakers, advocates and leaders sharing their stories and knowledge, followed by an open conversation with the audience.

By creating a safe space for open dialogue, Pacific Dialogue aims to build a culture of discussion, debate and engagement among Fijian and Pacific islands youth, to empower them to recognise their rights, to understand the challenges and opportunities for themselves and for their nations, and how they might contribute to building a better future.

The forums are open for all youth to attend - join our mailing list or like us on Facebook to receive invitations to the forums. 

See below for forum speakers and links to their speeches and presentation summaries.

 

Lanieta Rauqeuqe
Senior Economist, Reserve Bank of Fiji
The state of the economy and the cost of living
October 2015

 

Isikeli Vuniwaga
Assistant Commissioner, Fiji Police Force
Crime and unemployment
October 2015

 

Father Kevin Barr
Catholic Church
Social Justice
September 2015

 

Viliame Cagilaba
Director, National Employment Centre
Pathways to employment ( + P/Point )
September 2015

 

Roshika Deo
Be the Change Campaign
Youth in politics
August 2015

 

Dr Patricia Kailola
Acting CEO, Pacific Dialogue
Human trafficking
August 2015

 

Eseta Nadatuikavuti
Manager Sustainability, Westpac
Youth entrepreneur workshop
June 2015

 

 

Jone Dakuvula
Chairman, Pacific Dialogue
Youth migration in the Pacific
May 2015

 

Felix Anthony
National Secretary, Fiji Trades Union Congress
Trade Unions in Fiji
May 2015

 

Pr Biman Prasad
Professor of Economics, University of the South Pacific
The state of the economy and parliament: what does it mean to ordinary people?
March 2015

 

Dr Wadan Narsey
Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University and James Cook University
Re-thinking democracy in Fiji
November 2014

Jone Dakuvula
Chairman, Pacific Dialogue
Future of liberal democracy in Fiji
November 2014