Paul Roughan

Paul Roughan is a Solomon Islander strategizing to bring indigenous worldviews to processes of purposeful global change. He has lived and worked across the region, and is leading a number of initiatives centred on Solomon Islands, including the Sky Islands Initiative.  A key focus of his work is engaging indigenous ontologies in rethinking and fundamental ideas about sovereignty and agency and putting these new approaches into practice. Paul has a deep interest in finding ways to diversify global notions about indigeneity, grounded in the unique experiences of layered, collective sovereignty that is practiced in the Pacific Islands region