The Second Track and Talanoa: Implementation of the Pacific Connect Programme in the Pacific Islands
The Second Track and Pacific Talanoa
Keywords:Second Track, Talanoa, Pacific Connect, Pacific Islands, International Relations, Track Two Diplomacy, Economic Development
The Second Track and talanoa – a Pacific term for conversation – share many common traits. Both are based on a foundation of mutual trust and offer a comfortable forum to share ideas. Both appreciate the importance of listening as well as talking and value other people’s experience and insights. ICDP’s communications coordinator Benjamin Blackshaw explains how Second Track methodology has been applied to pursue idealistic goals through realistic steps as part of the Pacific Connect programme.