The Pacific Voyage Media Team 28 October Nagoya Japan -
Mr Namosimalu second from left
Mr. Saimon Namosimalu, a student from Nadroga Fiji is studying Agriculture with OSICA International, the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement which has established a School of Agricultural Technology. Having been in Japan for nine months, Mr Namosimalu has six more months of training in Japan before he returns to Fiji. He was at the OISCA International Booth at the CEPA Interactive Fair which is held parallel to the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10).
Melissa Sinclair from Tonga, based in Australia
Melissa Sinclair, a PhD Candidate with the University of New South Wales is doing a PhD research on bio-cultural diversity and social justice.
“I’ve been listening to the negotiations for access and benefit sharing and also the case studies as an idea that have been coming out of community – based conservation using a rights based approach and considering the principle of free prior form consent to provide for communities to have more power to do more indigenous development and conservation.”
At the CEPA Interactive Fair, the man in the middle is collecting signatures from people around the world on his umbrella - he was seeking signatures from the Pacific to be a part of his collection.
Translators at work during the negotiations
Japan Civil Network for the Convention on Biological Diversity
Rows of documents, one of numerous tables at the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya