The Environment department is one of the departments that is under the Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (FAFF) Kukum Campus, East Honiara. The Department currently offers a Certificate and Diploma in Environmental Studies and is presently developing its bachelor’s program which is expected to roll out by 2023. The department is committed to training future professionals in the field of environmental studies. In doing so, the department will continue to liaise with its stakeholders, and regional organizations and collaborate with Universities from abroad in research to ensure higher degrees are developed that suits the development need of the country and the region as a whole.
The Career Pathways of Our Graduates
Our program equips our graduates with the following skills and knowledge:
- Promote awareness of environmental issues at the national and community level.
- Carry out Environmental Impact Assessment and write up the reports.
- Gain skills in carrying out surveys and assessing environmental damage and writing reports.
- Collect data related to ecosystems.
- Support communities to understand environmental laws and regulations.
- Support communities in terms of disaster preparedness and counter-disaster operations.
- Promote green development.
- Integrate and manage natural resources
- Gain skills and produce land use plans through the use of GIS techniques
Head of Department
Ms Lovelyn Kins Matawakeni Otoiasi
Lovelyn Otoiasi attained her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Regional Development from the University of Seoul, South Korea and a BA degree in Land Use Planning and Geography from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Before joining the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, she worked with the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Survey from the year 2012 to 2018. She was also a member of the task force for The “Greater Honiara Urban Development Strategy and Action Plan” (GHUDSAP). At present, she is a lecturer and Head of the Environment Department at the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries