Talanoa Methodology for Transformative Climate Action

On 9 May 2024, Dr Olivia Yates joined Fatima Peters for the first DRM Webinar of 2024, to discuss Dr Yates’s use of talanoa, a Pacific qualitative method/ology, in collaborative research on climate migration from Tuvalu and Kiribati to New Zealand. Dr Yates contextualised talanoa and explored the nuances of its use by non-Pacific peoples, like herself.

Dr Olivia Yates (she/her) is a New Zealand community psychologist with English, Irish and Scottish Ancestry. Her action-oriented PhD was focused on Pacific climate mobility and related policy solutions. She currently works for World Vision New Zealand in climate change advocacy as a policy and research advisor.

You can access the webinar recording on the DRM You Tube Channel here:


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