The Lowy Institute's Danielle Cave discusses with Stephanie Dunstan her new research paper 'Digital Islands' which examines how the Pacific's ICT revolution is transforming the region. Danielle compares the uptake of social media in the Pacific with that experienced in the Middle East during the Arab Spring and points out practical ways in which Pacific Islanders are turning to crowd sourcing to solve practical problems.
Danielle Cave was a Research Associate in The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy until November 2012. In this role, Danielle conducted research focused on the Pacific Islands region, as well as on aid and development issues.
Stephanie Dunstan is the Lowy Institute's first Strategic Communications Manager. She joined the Institute in June 2011 following six years with the United Nations in Asia - Pacific and UN headquarters.