We are excited to share the focus of our second OCIES New and Emerging Researchers Fono (NERF) with you. We will be hosting a full-day workshop on Monday November 25th,  the day before the OCIES conference begins in Samoa.

Our aim for the day is to build connections amongst OCIES New and Emerging Researchers (NERs), to inform OCIES NERs about the Rethinking Education Across the Pacific Initiative and the history of working in the Pacific, to support OCIES NERs with publishing and common ECR concerns. We have invited a range of OCIES elders to share with us so we can learn, reflect and ask questions about our positionality, and potential issues and challenges for our work. It will be a fantastic day for you to make new friends and connect with other NERs, we look forward to sharing and learning with you.

8.30Registration and Faafeiloaiga
8.50Opening speech (FOE Dean or DVC)
9.00History and context of research in the Pacific: introducing REAP to New and Emerging Researchers
11.00Morning tea
11.30NERF sessions
a) Early NERF – just starting as NER
b) Late NERF – been a NER for a bit
1.00Reflection & positionality, issues and challenges

If you’re interested to join the Fono but have yet to register for it, please drop us an email at ocies.org@gmail.com to register. We look forward to seeing you at the Fono (and the Conference!).