For real and collective development, we must stop insisting on localising strategies, frameworks, tools, or whatever else our Pacific communities keep getting fed with, because it worked somewhere else. We require indigeneity, an approach centered in local Pacific agency and knowledge, supported by relevant development tools.
If we are to claim any impact in our intentions in leaving-no-one behind, then development must ensure that indigeneity is meaningfully at the helm. Development in our communities need to grow beyond the adolescent teenager phase it seems to have become stuck in, into a reflective and . . .