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31
Oct
2017

Bougainville: Planning for a peaceful referendum and a stable post-referendum situation

James Tanis, Secretary of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Department of Peace Agreement Implementation

The target date for holding the Bougainville referendum is June 2019, and the latest date on which it can be held is June 2020. The Autonomous Bougainville Government’s (ABG) Department of Peace...

30
Oct
2017

Gender and Political Transition Processes in Colombia, Nepal and Bougainville

Dr Sophia Close, Senior Adviser, Gender and Peacebuilding, Conciliation Resources

This new research analyses three contexts (Colombia, Nepal and Bougainville) to extend understanding of the role of non-elite sources of political power in determining the political settlement....

19
Sep
2017

Constitution reform, debates and contestation in the Solomon Islands

Gordon Leua Nanau

The Solomon Islands Independence Order, 1978 was adopted with limited community input. As such, it may have avoided local intricacies that are now at the forefront of debates around the draft...

16
Aug
2017

Political settlements and their trajectories

Sue Ingram

Over the last decade, international development policies, most notably in the UK, have advanced ‘political settlements’ as a framing concept to guide statebuilding practice in fragile and conflict...

08
Jun
2017

Sago production in the Sepik foothills of Papua New Guinea

John Sowei

A case study of the process of agriculture change of the Beli people of Rangwe

The population in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been growing at an average rate of 2.5% per annum. Rural people in PNG...

15
May
2017

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects

Professor Yash Ghai, Professor Jill Cottrell Ghai and Hon. Chief Dr. John Momis GCL, MHR

Both Solomon Islands and Bougainville are approaching critical points when longstanding debates about proposals and processes for fundamental changes in political arrangements are coming to a head...

12
May
2017

Kastom, Property and Ideology: Land Transformations in Melanesia

The Hon. Mr Kalfau Kaloris, Mr Sakias Tameo and Ms Fiona Indu

Speakers

The Hon. Mr Kalfau Kaloris Vanuatu’s High Commissioner to Australia

Mr Sakias Tameo PNG’s Acting High Commissioner to Australia

With participation by:...

Scott MacWilliam
08
May
2017

The Development of Corporate Capitalism in Papua New Guinea: The first phase, 1884-1945

Scott MacWilliam

Since the 1980s, little systematic attention has been paid to the existence and activities of corporations in Papua New Guinea, even as their presence has grown substantially. There are studies of...

Professor Rajesh Chandra is the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific. Image USP
12
Apr
2017

Tertiary Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues

Professor Rajesh Chandra

In this knowledge and innovation driven, open and competitive global economy and society, knowledge is the key driver of economic and social development. The Pacific Islands are now firmly...

30
Mar
2017

The End of RAMSI: What has it Meant?

Mr Quinton Devlin

After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017. RAMSI was originally deployed in mid-2003 at the invitation of the government of Solomon...

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