The social and cultural context of disability in the Solomon Islands: Identifying culturally appropriate solutions to disadvantage

  • Gartrell, Alexandra (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Manderson, Lenore (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project researches cultural conditions which frame disability in the Solomon Islands. It examines relationships between disability, culture, social circumstances and rights-based development through field research in 3 typical community types. By focusing on socio-geographic circumstances in which people with disability live, this research asks what is disabling for them so as to identify effective policies and strategies by which to promote equitable solutions. Little is currently known about living conditions, needs and aspirations of people with disability anywhere in the Pacific. Greater understanding of such contexts is critical for the successful implementation of AusAID's recently launched Development for All Policy.
Effective start/end date4/01/1031/12/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD66,907.00
  • Australian Aid (Australia): AUD256,596.00