Master of Forestry Science from the University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand, Post-Graduate Diploma in Forestry from the University of Canterbury (UC), Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Technology (UNITECH) , Papua New Guinea.
Carlos Hiro joined SINU in 2015 after working for Soils, Plants & Environment Consulting (SPE) on Mine-Site Rehabilitation, World Vision Economic Development Project and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Land Resource Division. His research interest are on restoration of degraded tropical forest, forest biodiversity and tropical silviculture
Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies (Nagoya University), Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science (University of the South Pacific).
Prior to joining SINU in January 2019, I studied at Nagoya University in Japan. I was part of Ecology laboratory and involved in several researches that was carried out during my 2 years of study. My research interest is mainly in the field of ecology and conservation. My passion is to advocate for rural sustainable development, sanitation and Women empowerment in rural communities.
Master of Forest Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Science & A Bachelors in Forest Science
Prior to joing SINU I with the Ministry of Forestry and Research as Chief Forester (Licensing) . Have also previously serve at the former SICHE at the National Forestry Training Institute (NFTI), Poitete, Kolobanagara, Western Province
Rejoin SINU in June 2021 as Lecturer in Wood Science and Forest Utilization in the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries and with the Forestry Department.
Dr. David Lopez Cornelio is a Peruvian forester that has been lecturing in Melanesia for more than a decade. His interests are on land use and land cover change detection, forest mensuration and wildlife management.
Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry from the University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand. BSc Degree in Forestry from the PNG University of Technology (UNITECH) in Papua New Guinea.
Prior to joining the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (FAFF), he worked with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), coordinating Agroforestry Projects in 5 different provinces in Solomon Islands. His interests are mainly in the field of Forest Ecology and Agroforestry.
Bachelor of Science In Forest Management, Advanced Diploma Agriculture Education, Certificate In Tropical Forestry)
Henry Kaomara has extensive teaching and management experience in the area of forestry. He is currently a Forest Tutor in the Forestry Department at the Faculty of Agriculture Forestry Fisheries and environment Studies, Solomon island national university. He has also been teaching forestry students in diploma and Certificate programme, and held responsibilities posts, as programme coordinator and acting Head of Department for the Forestry Department. For more than 10 years, he was a Forest Senior Supervisor in the Kolombangara Forest Product Limited working in the areas of survey, research, reforestation, and harvesting and shipment section. Prior to that he was an Agriculture teacher in the High school. Currently, a tutor in Forest management & Silviculture, Forest Survey, Forest Ecology
Prior to joining SICHE, Peter joined the Government reforestation program after graduating with a SICHE Certificate in Tropical Forestry. The reforestation program executed by the government through the Ministry of Forest has given him much needed experience in the field
He then later joined Eagon Group of Companies on Choiseul Island in 1994 to initiate their reforestation program after the government go into privatization of government plantations
In 2008, Peter Mahoa join SICHE, coordinating the Forestry Certificate Program till 2015
In 2012, he led a three-man team to Fiji National University (FNU) and University of Technology (Unitech), Lae, PNG scouting for Diploma Curriculum, now delivered here at SINU
At present he is responsible to coordinate student’s practicum and work base attachment with stakeholders
Kofi Holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, with doctoral thesis on management, efficiency and sustainability issues in fisheries. He also holds advanced degree in Business administration. His primary fields of study include natural resources & environmental economics, applied statistics and econometrics, and Banking & Finance. Curent research interests and activities are in the areas of Fisheries management; Bioeconomic modelling; Fisher behaviour and interaction in small-scale fisheries; Development of fishing communities in the Pacific region; Aquaculture development, as well as Environmental and climate change challenges in Developing countires.
Dr. Lindon Havimana recently joined Solomon Islands National University as senior lecturer. He earned his PhD in Fisheries Science from the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan and was fortunate to be a research fellow of the same University. His area of specialty is on the population biology of economically important fish species, with an end goal of attainment of sound fisheries management. He had worked and published on female and male reproductive biology and age and growth of a commercially important fish species in the northwestern Pacific. His research interests are on the understanding of different statistical models for making fisheries management decisions, and epigenetic analyses for age and maturity estimation of commercially important fish species.
Collin holds a Master Degree in Food Engineering from Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Science from the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. Mr. Gereniu’s core skills include training, awareness raising, public speaking and research. His research for his Master Degree focused on extraction of functional/ bioactive materials from the red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii which he published in two reputable international journals. He has also worked with other academics and specialists to publish in several other international journals relating to Marine Conservation and Food Science. His current research is focus mainly on optimizing conditions for extraction of Kappa-carrageenan from K.alvarezii using much simpler technology that can be done domestically by local seaweed farmers in Solomon Islands.
Jim holds a Master of Science degree in Fisheries Science (MSc FS), Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science (BSc MS). Jim’s major research activities are in the areas of fish biology, sustainable fish culture systems and fish feed technology & manufacturing. His published Master’s research focused on creating dietary analogues using variety of organic ingredients for protein (fish meal) replacement in Japanese eel fish, Anguilla japonica. Jim also co-authored a few other publications, related to his field, in some peer-reviewed journals. His current research now focuses on creating fishmeal dietary analogue for local finfishes in Solomon Islands.
Ms. Saepioh holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Pukyong National University (PKNU), Busan, South Korea and a Bachelor of Fisheries and Marine Resources from the University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE), East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Her areas of specialty relate to fisheries economics, policy and management, and seafood marketing. She teaches fisheries theories, sustainable fisheries management, fisheries governance and cooperatives, seafood distribution and marketing, and fisheries information processing. The core research areas that captivate her interest include; the intertwining relationships of human society, market, and the dynamic exploitation patterns of fisheries and marine resources; and potentials of fisheries self-governance for market improvements and sustainability in the Pacific Islands context. She aspires to foster her research interest through research collaborations. Ongoing research engagements: Aquaculture as a livelihood paradigm in PICTs; and a human rights approach to the issue of IUU fishing in the Pacific Islands Industrial Tuna Fisheries, among other contributions
Madeline holds a Master of Science degree in Marine Science (MSc MS), Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science (PGD MS), Bachelor of Arts Food and Nutritional Studies (BA FNS) from the University of the South Pacific (USP) and a Diploma in Education (Teaching Secondary School) from the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE). Madeline’s core skills include teaching, research and awareness creation in Post-harvest Fisheries and Seafood Safety quality. Her Master’s thesis focussed on Post-harvest handling of tuna and its implication on the livelihood of artisanal fishers and fish retailers in Solomon Islands. Two papers from the thesis are currently under review. Madeline has also co-authored a few other publications related to her field of expertise. Her research interest include, Analysis of chemical and microbiological components in seafood, seafood processing and product development, Food Laws and Quality Assurances and Functional properties of food.
Mr. Luke Jino holds a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Bachelor of Science from the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan (ROC). Luke’s major research focuses on Physicochemical and applications of Canarium indicum and Functional and structural effects of edible seaweed Sargassum cristaefolium C. Agardh. Other areas of research interest include Food Processing, Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Hygiene. Prior to joining SINU in 2021, he was a Brewing Team Leader at Solbrew (Solomon Brewery) Ltd. Mr. Jino currently teaches Food Materials, Food Chemistry, Food Hygiene and Lab and Food Analysis.
Ms. Fiona Meke, assistant lecturer, is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Islands and Ocean Stewardship at the University of the South Pacific. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Affairs and Sociology from the University of the South Pacific, and a Certificate in Administration Training for Fisheries Institution – Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. Ms. Fiona teaches Fisheries Economics and Policies, Fisheries Education, Fish Population Dynamics, and Marine Ecology, to year one students in the Fisheries Department. Her research interest include: Fisheries Management regimes and associated economic issues and challenges, as well as social issues in fisheries. Her current ongoing research considers issues in IUU fishing, basic human rights in the tuna industry, gender-based roles in fisheries, importance and social inclusivity, as well as Coral Reef ecology, its impacts from climate change and community livelihood.