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  • AN2004: Medical Anthropology: Health, Science and Biopolitics (Level 2; TSV)
  • AN3008: Myth, Ritual and Religion (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • SS1010: Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism (Level 1; CNS)
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 31+ research outputs authored by Dr Michael Wood from 1998 onwards.

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United Nations Development Programme - PNG - Grant

Gender Analysis and Action Plan for Sustainable Financing of PNG?s Protected Area Network

Indicative Funding
$100,000 over 1 year
Summary
The Gender Analysis and Action Plan will contribute to the Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES) which underpin the UNDP commitment to mainstream social and environmental sustainability in all Programmes and Projects, including the Sustainable Financing of Papua New Guinea?s Protected Area Network. Protected Area investments directly affect the land and forest rights of communities, and it is critical to avoid creating `fortress? conservation zones that diminish, rather than enhance, local livelihoods and biodiversity. A key element of the SES is Principle 2: Gender Equality and Women?s Empowerment. Everyone is gendered: women, men, youth (f/m/t) and hence the gender analysis addresses all positions. The Gender Analysis will be fully integrated into the project document for the Sustainable Financing of Papua New Guinea?s Protected Area Network to inform the process of using a gender-responsive results reporting and monitoring and evaluation system. The Gender Action Plan for the project will provide concrete outputs to facilitate implementation of activities that promote gender equality and women?s empowerment.
Investigators
Jennifer Gabriel and Michael Wood (Cairns Institute, College of Arts and Society & Education)
Keywords
Papua New Guinea; Gender; Protected Area; Social and Environmental Sustainability; Livelihoods; Tropical Societies

United Nation Development Programme - Micro-Capital Grant

Sustainable Livelihoods and Protected Area Planning in PNG

Indicative Funding
$204,000 over 1 year
Summary
The Nakanai Ranges have been identified as a Key "Biodiversity Area due to their high density of endemic and range-restricted species of high conservation concern due to pressures of industrial logging and oil palm development. We aim to engage local communities in stewardship of world heritage through tangible conservation and livelihood benefits, acknowledging the causal relationship between heritage, local people and their well-being. Protection of primary rainforest in Nakanai will enable the continued flow of ecosystem services, such as the provision of clean water and the protection of soil resources.
Investigators
Jennifer Gabriel, Simon Foale and Michael Wood (College of Arts, Society & Education and College of Healthcare Sciences)
Keywords
sustainable livelihoods; Papua New Guinea; protected area planning; Biodiversity Conservation; World Heritage; Poverty Alleviation
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

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  • Manifestations of the Ego: Egoism in the Modernist Manifesto (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Kuku Yalanji Artefacts and Traditional Knowledge in the Past and the Present (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Hybrid Dreaming: Aboriginal esotericism in post-colonial context (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Deaths out of Custody (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • A Comprehensive Grammar of Tiang (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Articulating Country (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Corporate Mining and Petroleum Engagement with Local Indigenous Communities in Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
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