Apisalome Movono

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Pacific Ocean Finance Fellow, Fiji

Apisalome Movono has an undergraduate degree in marine affairs and tourism studies and a Master of Arts Degree from The University of the South Pacific (USP). His thesis on tourism's social and economic impacts on indigenous Fijian communities strengthened his passion for examining issues that affect Pacific Islanders. Dr. Movono became a Lecturer of Tourism at USP after completing his Ph.D. at Griffith University in Australia. His research seeks to enhance our understanding of resilience, sustainable livelihoods, and highlight the complex and adaptive nature of the Pacific Island social and ecological landscape. In 2018, Dr. Movono was awarded a US State Department - East West Center Professional Fellowship and also received the Vice Chancellor's Prize for Best Research Output by USP in recognition for his research.