TOMMY ESAU - PACIFIC OUTREACH SPECIALIST
Tommy is a teacher, conservationist and a health researcher from Solomon Islands. He has extensive experience working within and alongside tribal communities in Kwaio Solomon Islands to develop local fit-for-purpose sustainable strategies to protect and invest in their land, forests and culture for future generations. He has worked across collaborative research projects in health and environment with various institutions including Kwainaa`isi Cultural Centre, Kwaio Archive, Baru Conservation Alliance, Mai-Maasina Green Belt, Atoifi Health Research Group, Atoifi Adventist Hospital, James Cook University, Australian Museum and University of Newcastle from 2014-2021.
He holds a Bachelor degree in education (2013). His grounding interest is in community development, culture, environment and one health, and thrive working at the intersection between traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge.