The case of fish aggregating device (FAD) in To’abaita, Solomon Islands

May 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd Floor)

Many people blame kastom or traditional ways of doing things as the root of gender inequalities. They argue that in order to create gender equality, there is a need to transform traditional cultures to modern societies, a transition that reflects the trajectories of modernization. This presentation highlights the introduction of fish aggregating device (FAD) as an example of how international organizations use economic development to change relationships between men and women in traditional societies.

Enly Saeni is a recipient of the U.S.-South Pacific Scholarship and is completing his M.A. in Sociology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in May 2019. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and Industrial Relations from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.

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