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Pacific Islands Research Institute (PIRI)
The Pacific Islands Research Institute (PIRI) is a private operating Foundation that has by objectives;
a.- To support and promote research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of the natural and social sciences, humanities and technology in Oceania. In so doing, it contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of those isolated people of the Pacific islands.
b.- To receive, hold and administer gifts or grants, and to act without profit as trustee of educational or charitable trusts, of benefit to and in keeping with the educational purposes and objects above described.
PIRI is proud to announce the winners of
THE EXPLORERS CLUB Prestigious LOWELL
THOMAS AWARDS FOR 2011
Edmundo R. Edwards, FI’90,
Patricia Vargas Casanova,
Claudio P. Cristino, FI’90