Dr Morgan Wairiu obtained his PhD in Environmental Soil Science from Ohio State University in USA and Master of Science from Aberdeen University in Scotland. He is the Acting Director of the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) at the University of the South Pacific (USP) and manages the Centre’s Research & Teaching across the university’s faculties, schools, institutes and centres, and USP regional campuses as well as national, regional governments and international development partners and across the NGOs, CSO and community sectors. Dr Wairiu has broad knowledge on Pacific regions’ environment and development issues including Government structures and systems both at national and community levels.
Dr Wairiu’s research interest is in climate change adaptation and risk assessment and management. Dr Wairiu is an author of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees and the ‘small islands’ chapter of the IPCC Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report as Solomon Islands representative. With a career spanning more than three decades, Dr Wairiu has extensive experience in environment and sustainable development across the Pacific Islands Countries.
More information can be obtained from the USP website.