Stories from the field

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The Solomon Islands is an archipelago located in the south west pacific region between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Over the past 10 years the nation has struggled through disasters, ethnic tensions and severe political upheaval. Caritas Australia has significant experience responding to the islands’ challenges and works extensively with communities to develop long-lasting opportunities for peace and security.

Following years of ethnically-motivated violence, a coup in January 2000, and the subsequent collapse of leadership and state services, Caritas Australia recognised the need to work throughout local communities in the Solomon Islands to rebuild positive community engagement through education, sport and environmental initiatives. Caritas Australia works to develop positive models of leadership, promote gender equality, facilitate peace building and establish community concern for the environment to restore livelihoods and build local capacity in the Solomon Islands.

These four short clips document some of Caritas Australia's development projects in the Solomon Islands. [Excerpt from the Caritas Australia website]

'Stories from the field' was filmed and produced by John Reed, Lecturer in Communications at the University of Notre Dame Australia, for Caritas Australia.


The Creator:

Mr John Reed