Marilyn Waring's and Diane Mara's abstracts are now added to the programme site. Dr Mara will look at the experience of Pacific communities to consider the role research and the gathering of authentic evidence have in empowering communities and ethnic groups to take positive social action and increase the collective ownership of their destinies within Aotearoa New Zealand.
Dr Mara is speaking on the Sunday and will still be at the conference on the Monday and is keen to meet informally with attendees.
Note also that the Pasifika Information Management Network will be meeting during the lunch break on Monday 3 November.
Professor Waring will ponder what "research heaven" is for her, with reference to some of her widely known local and international research and work on political economy.