APIP — The Asia-Pacific Islands Program

APIP is a collaborative venture between Pattimura and Southern Cross universities that aims to foster research and community consultation and collaboration addressed to various social, cultural and environmental issues affecting Asia-Pacific islands in the early 21st Century. The primary focus of this collaborative program is the islands of Indonesia, Melanesia and Australia.

Initial projects include:

Collaborations between APIP and other Asia-Pacific regional research organisations are in development.  In 2013, for instance, APIP researchers are commencing a collaboration with the Vietnam Institute of Art and Cultural Studies on Vietnamese islands and their cultural heritage and environmental resources.

APIP Convenors

APIP Steering Committee

APIP External Advisory Committee