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David   Leeming

PhD Student
Centre for Media and Journalism Studies
University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Independent consultant based in Solomon Islands full time since 1996. My skills bridge digital technology with education and culture. I have an M.A. in Communication for Development at Malmo University (2016). I specialised in the role of social knowledge in the maintenance of intangible culture. I am currently (2022) an external PhD candidate at the University of Groningen, researching the role of knowledge and discourse in digital transformation in Solomon Islands. The project involves digital anthropology comparing lived experience and the sociology of knowledge approach to (development) discourse analysis.

Communication studies
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Historical periods
Ancestral Oceania
First and Early contacts
21st century
Indigenous languages
Tok Pisin, Pijin, Rennell-Bellona
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  • Masters Research (2016)
    Social representations of Taukuka — Malmo University, Sweden
    Social representations, Solomon Islands, Communication for Development, Social psychology, social knowledge, cultural heritage, cultural studies, Rennell, Bellona

    A social knowledge approach to the preservation of Bellonese intangible cultural heritage, Solomon Islands. By using a ComDev approach in regards to such cultural forms (embodied, tattoo) it extends the field. Furthermore, it informs the discourse on the protection of traditional knowledge and forms of cultural expression (TKEC) in the Pacific by demonstrating a communications and social knowledge approach, and it also relates to cultural education. I have also co-authored two papers on ICTD themes in Solomon Islands. These are all available at
  • (2016 to now)
    Business development consultant - telecommunications — SATSOL Ltd, Solomon Islands
    Business development and project management for one of Solomon Islands major ISPs, including managing government contracts, business process development, innovation
  • (2021 to 2025)
    PhD research ongoing — University of Groningen
    The role of knowledge and discourse in digitalisation and digital transformation in Solomon Islands. A deep exploration of sense making, value creation and contested knowledge in different contexts of digitalisation. Methods/themes include the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD), ethnography, indigenous epistemology and orality.
  • (2022 to 2023)
    Solomon Islands Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project — MECDM / SPREP
    Communication and engagement expert for the GCF readiness project; co-develop the No Objection Letter Procedure, Country Program, GAP analysis and TNA, private sector mapping, communication strategy and materials.
  • (2023 to 2024)
    Kiribati Fisheries Human Resource Development — MFMRD / MFAT
    Senior advisor to implement the Kiribati Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource Development HR Capacity and Capability Training Plan and Fisheries Sector Training Plan.
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